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Any fellow sauerkrauters here?

Discussion in 'Gardening On Your Homestead' started by CrealCritter, Nov 10, 2017.

  1. Jan 29, 2018
    CrealCritter

    CrealCritter Super Self-Sufficient

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    There's just a little bit of 2015 kraut left. Then I can start of 2018 kraut. 2015 was a good year, it think kraut gets better with age.
     
  2. Jan 29, 2018
    sumi

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    You should've made some in 2016 and earlier in 2017? (Unless you did and didn't mention it ate it all ;))
     
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    NH Homesteader

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    My husband just told me how much he wants to make sauerkraut... So I better start watching this!
     
  4. Jan 30, 2018
    baymule

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    I bet that sauerkraut would go good with lamb.....:drool
     
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    frustratedearthmother

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    Oh yum! It does sound good.
     
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    baymule

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    Ok, I planted 61 cabbage plants March 9, that I started from free seed I got from Baker Creek. I am reviving this thread because I want to make sauerkraut and I figured I'd best go to the master, here.

    Everything I have read said that water bath and canning kills the probiotics in the sauerkraut. So my question is, can you make a batch of sauerkraut, keep some in the refrigerator (live bacteria) and can the rest, keeping the juice from the raw sauerkraut to "jump start" a jar of canned sauerkraut when you open it, to replace the good bacteria?

    Can I slice it 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick? I like the look and texture of shreds.

    Page one of this thread is 80 pounds of cabbage to make two 5-gallon buckets of fermenting cabbage. How many cabbages was that? @CrealCritter have you any idea what I might expect from my 61 cabbage plants? That is barring insects, varmits, hail, tornadoes and a pine tree falling on them. I also set out 60 kale plants, blue lacinato kale plants. Can I use these in the sauerkraut also? Kale is supposed to be all that, good for you and blah, blah, blah. I have no freaking idea why I planted so much kale, I don't even know if I like it or not. But I bet the sheep will! LOL

    I am trying to get ahead of the 8 ball. Normally I am up to my armpits in whatever before I think, "Hey! I need to do something!" Any advice you have, I will be delighted to hear it.
     
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    Lazy Gardener

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    @CrealCritter get this figured out, and then we can tackle turnip kraut. :D
     
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    frustratedearthmother

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    Turnip kraut? Is that a thing? Google here I come...
     
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    FarmerJamie

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    I wouldn't steer you astray. My grandmother made it. I remember it with Easter ham
     

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