Nik. Schmitt & Son

Nik Schmitt is carrying on the German tradition of quality stoneware with their Gärtopf fermenting crocks.

The fermentation process can transform the flavor of food from the plain and mundane to a mouth-puckering sourness enlivened by colonies of beneficial bacteria and enhanced micronutrients.

Nik Schmitt crocks are German quality stoneware made using liquid slurry poured clay. This process creates a stronger and lighter weight crock for easier handling. They are made to high German standards and are coated with an even brown glaze.

  • Gärtopf – Fermenting crocks from 5 to 40 litres
  • Gurkentopf  – Cucumber fermenting crocks   5 litres.
  • Rumtopf – Rumpots 3.5 & 5 litres

Genuine German Saltglaze like in the old times ! hand-made by old tradition.*  Echte deutsche Töpferware ! Salzglasur wie zu Omas Zeiten !

  • Salzglasur Gärtopf   – Handmade Saltglaze Fermenting crocks from 2 to 20 litres
  • Salzglasur Rumtopf – Handmade Saltglaze Rumpots  2 to 5 litres

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Nik Schmitt Mini Gärtopf / Mini Fermenting Crocks

All the crocks include lid and stones

Nik Schmitt  Mini Fermenting Crocks are German quality stoneware made using liquid slurry poured clay. This process creates a strong and lighter weight crock for easier handling. They are made to high German standards and are coated with an even cream glaze.

Most people are familiar with sauerkraut, but you can also preserve red cabbage, cauliflower, carrots, peppers, broccoli, all sorts of string beans, cucumbers, onions, turnips, radishes, celery, tomatoes, beets and many other vegetables using lacto-fermentation.

There are lots of Kimchi recipes (Combinations of: hot chilly flakes, fish sauce, radishes, napa (chinese) cabbage  carrot, garlic, ginger, green onion, leek, onion, salt, sugar, sweet rice flour, squid, shell fish,  etc.)