storing homemade sauerkraut

gardenswithducks(z6aNC)August 24, 2014

Due to a large cabbage harvest I have made a lot of sauerkraut. I have been storing it the large canning jars I made it in, in the refrigerator but am running out of room. I don't want to can it. I wonder if I can transfer it to freezer bags and continue to store it in the refrigerator.

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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

Fully fermented? No more skimming needed? If so then yes but you will need to get all of the air out of the bags. But I'm not sure I would trust the seals on them to not leak over time if laying flat. Personally I'd freeze some of them since freezing doesn't kill probiotics.

Dave

    Bookmark   August 24, 2014 at 11:16AM
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annie1992

I agree with Dave, if you have freezer room I'd freeze it. I can mine, only because my freezers are full of grassfed beef, homegrown pork, free range chickens and various wild game. If I had freezer room, though, I'd be freezing it.

Annie

    Bookmark   August 24, 2014 at 11:34PM
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springschel

We make lots of sauerkraut and freeze it. Freezing does not kill the probiotics.

I prefer to freeze it in my canning jars. It's a personal preference.

We had some sauerkraut given to us by a farmer who put it in a freezer bag, it leaked since the brine never fully freezes. But you could sure give it a try!

We put some kraut and some of the liquid in the jar, leave enough head space (at lease 1") for the kraut and liquid expand. They will leak if they are too full.

Since we started making our own sauerkraut a few years ago I think the family would riot if we showed up to Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner without it!

I jokingly say that I'm going to give my brother's fiance a few pints of our sauerkraut for Christmas, it would probably be her favorite gift ;)

Enjoy!

    Bookmark   August 28, 2014 at 11:43AM
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