These crocks are slight seconds.
The crocks have slight cosmetic damage that does not affect the integrity of the actual crock. All Seconds crocks come with a one year guarantee from the pottery. We currently only have one of these crocks.
It has a slight firing crack in the base the crock that has occurred during the firing process. This damage is cosmetic only and does not affect functionality, and has not come through the base so it is fully sealed and only cosmetic. These are non-returnable
The picture illustrates the type of damage.
Brew using the Continuous brew method in style, This fantastic and beautiful Porcelain Kombucha Crock will look amazing on your counter top and it is incredible to have home brewed Kombucha available on tap. This Porcelain Kombucha Crock is Hand Made and Hand painted by a renowned east Sussex Potter and made specially for Happy Kombucha. You will not find any other Kombucha Crock of this style and quality anywhere else. The Porcelain Kombucha Crock is suitable for the continuous brew method and holds approximatley 4 litres. It has a Maple Tap and Cork bung. The Kombucha Crocks features a ventilated lid but we would recommend a layer of muslin as this will ensure you do not get fruit flies etc. in your brew. We keep limited stock of this item so if the item is out of stock it is commissioned so it can take up to 4 weeks for it to be made, depending on the potters Kiln cycle. We will keep you updated on the crocks progress and give you an approximate date for delivery.
Benefits of Continuous Brewing.
• Less overall work to produce more Kombucha
• More consistent supply of kombucha (a few bottles every day or every few days rather than having a large batch all at once).
• A broader array of bacteria and other beneficial compounds in the final product.
Continuous brewing is a traditional method of making kombucha. Thus, in traditional brewing, the culture is fermenting continuously, without interruption, at all times—a constant mixture of predominately older and some younger liquid.
The benefits of continuous brewing are both practical and nutritional. They include:
Less risk of mold and other contamination in kombucha batches, as once established, the liquid maintains a far more acidic environment, more hostile to outside invaders because of smaller amounts of free sugar and a greater population of good bacteria and yeast.
This is just the Crock.
This item is made from high quality Porcelain and is hand painted and glazed with a lead free glaze. The pot (but not the tap) is dishwasher safe. All patterns are painted freehand which means no two pots are quite the same. Their aim to produce brushwork which is fluent without being mechanical. Replacement taps and bungs are available from us.
TE1 Heat tray is suitable for use with this crock.
*(optional)The optimum brew temperature for brewing kombucha is around 70F. Designed to fit a 2.5 ltr (1/2 Gallon) Glass Jar or 5 litre fermenting vessel. This heat tray is Thermostatically controlled to maintain a liquid temperature approximately 9 deg C above ambient room temperature, giving a fermenting temperature of 22-29 deg C in most domestic environments.
Low Wattage/Economical (cheaper than turning the heating up!!)
Thermally Insulated Base
Safe for Glass or Plastic Containers
Easy to clean
Heater On/Off Light