bejay sauerkraut question
Hi, great forum and i am so glad i found it. i just made my 1st 3 qts of sauerkraut using bejay's instructions. i used 1 head green and 1 head purple cabbage. i grew cabbage for the first time and learned a hard lesson the cabbage worms are the enemy! i put my lids/screws on very very loose and will be putting them in the basement.
my questions are:
1. should i cover them with a towel for extra protection
2. since i am using lids to cover, should i be checking them after so many days to be sure i haven't lost liguid?
i having been checking NCHFP (great reference) but couldn't figure that part out for small batch recipes.
3. last question, is there a guestimate on when the sauerkraut will be ready for such a small batch?
Thanks for the advice!