One of the hardest parts of online shopping is understanding the size of the item you are purchasing. If you've never seen a fermenting crock in person, you might have a hard time deciding which size you should get. In addition, fermentation crocks are often referred to by the size in liters, something that Americans don't often deal with. Today, we wanted to offer you a comparison of the most popular sizes of the Boleslawiec fermenting crocks that we offer - the 5 liter and 10 liter.
This photos shows the 5L fermenting crock on the left and the 10L fermenting crock on the right. While the capacity of the 10L crock is twice that of the 5L crock, you can see from this picture that the size is not twice as big. The 10L is only slightly taller than the 5L (14" versus 13" for the actual crock not including the lid). The primary difference is in the diameter of the crocks. The 5L is 9" across, while the 10L is 11".
If you're confused by the liter description - the 10L crock is approximately 2.6 gallons while the 5L crock is 1.3 gallons. There is also a weight difference between the crocks with the 5 liter fermenting crock weighing about 16 pounds and the 10 liter fermenting crock weighing 28 pounds.
Still having a hard time choosing which crock will be best for you? In our experience the 5L can be stored on your countertop - it doesn't take up too much space and it isn't too heavy to lift and move around (even when filled). However, when we ferment in the 10L crock, we typically fill it in place on floor and don't move it around once it's filled.