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Old 11-14-2009, 07:02 AM   #1
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Homemade kraut

The local produce store had HUGE heads of cabbage.
The biggest I bought was 12 lbs. I compared the size to a regular head of lettuce in the pic. Picked up a food grade bucket shredded the cabbage, salted it, punched it down in the bucket, and weighted it down.
I couldn't find a plate the right size to fit the bucket perfectly so I used a little plastic wrap around the edges to keep the cabbage submerged.
Been fermenting for a week. 4 more weeks give or take and it should be done.







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Old 11-14-2009, 07:23 AM   #2
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Once you get that jarred up, send me a jar! I'll pay for it and the shipping!
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Old 11-14-2009, 07:25 AM   #3
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how's that thing smelling right about now? Where are
you keeping it?
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Old 11-14-2009, 07:26 AM   #4
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I'm with Larry! Keep me posted!!!!
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Old 11-14-2009, 08:12 AM   #5
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That takes me back... when I was a kid (back in the 50's) my grandpa made kraut every year in an old crock. I can still see him cutting the cabbage with a time-worn cutter (kind of like a two-bladed mezza luna), packing it into the crock, and carefully washing a rock to put on top of the plate to keep the cabbage submerged.

I can also remember when I tried the same thing using an old crock I found in an outbuilding at the old house my dad had bought. I didn't realize there was a pinhole leak in the bottom of the crock until several days later when I went to check on my kraut. The smell of rotted cabbage is like nothing else in the world.
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Old 11-14-2009, 08:29 AM   #6
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I saw the title and thought it was a baby announcement.
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Good one Rag
Lawrence and Nick you bet. Make a nice x mas gift.
Cap that was one of my main concerns( well my wife's main concern ). I'ts in the basement. I just went down there to take some of the liquid off and you can only smell it if stick your head close to the bucket.
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Old 11-14-2009, 09:13 AM   #8
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you stuck your head next to Larry's?
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Looking good...and another thing on my list. Keep us updated...but we don't need pics of you giving Larrys head a smell
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How much salt per pound Paul.
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