Sauerkraut in a jar

marricgardensOctober 1, 2012

Anyone have a recipe for making saurkraut in jars? My neighbour is bringing me a large head of cabbage and I want to make some. I've never made kraut before but DH wants it so I'm going to try. Marg

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CLBlakey

I just called my mom for instructions for you. To make kraut in an ice cream bucket. So here goes.

ingredients

1 large head of cabbage
1/4 cup of salt

Wash and core cabbage. Shred into thin strips. Place 2 inches deep into ice cream bucket then sprinkle on 1 tbsp of salt. punch down with fist. Then add another 2 inches of cabbage and another tablespoon salt punch down again (this helps cabbage release its juices) keep layering cabbage and salt punching down each layer. Cover with cheese cloth then a small plate to hold cabbage down(you may need to weight the plate) into its juices you don't want the cabbage to float. There may not be lots of juice the first day or so but it will come. Each day punch down the cabbage and if there is froth on top rinse out the cheese cloth. Do this for 14 days. After the 14 days you can freeze your saurkraut in plastic baggies or can it.

If something is not clear just ask :D

    Bookmark   October 3, 2012 at 3:28PM
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CLBlakey

if you don't have 2 inches for each layer don't worry so long as it is all well mixed and punched down.

    Bookmark   October 3, 2012 at 3:30PM
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Slimy_Okra(2b)

Also to add to what she said above, I think (but I could be wrong) that the best temperature to do this at is around 16-18 degrees. Above 21 degrees, you get soft sauerkraut.

    Bookmark   October 4, 2012 at 2:33AM
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marricgardens

Thanks for the instructions D. and also for the temp. tip SO. We keep our house at about 19 but we have a cooler room so should have no problem. Marg

    Bookmark   October 4, 2012 at 8:55AM
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glen3a(Winnipeg MB 3A)

That's something I would like to try one of these days. My sister in law used a food grade pail in the cool basement. Other than that, it sounds quite similar with the plate and the cheese cloth. My niece and nephew (all grown up now) joke that they would never have friends over when their Mom was making sauerkraut due to the smell in the basement.

    Bookmark   October 14, 2012 at 9:48PM
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RpR_(3-4)

You can do it right in a jar.

First cut and mix the cabbage with any spices you may want if you do.
Stir it,let it set and stir it again.

Pack it into a quart, or larger or smaller, jar.
Fill it with distilled water using at least one teaspoon but not more than two.
Set a loose lid on top and set the jars in a container for liquid overflow.
Keep between sixty five and seventy degrees F. for two to four weeks or when bubbling stops.
Fill with water if necessary, removing any white scum, seal it and store it in a cool basement.

    Bookmark   October 16, 2012 at 5:30PM
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RpR_(3-4)

Where I say teaspoon above I am speaking of salt.
Sorry for confusion.

    Bookmark   October 17, 2012 at 1:50PM
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CLBlakey

salt removes the water from the cabbage therefore eliminating the need for water. It should make its own juice.

    Bookmark   October 18, 2012 at 10:52AM
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