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Offline 3rensho

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Sauerkraut 2011
« on: November 04, 2011, 04:32:34 am »

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First cabbage in, salted and ready to be beaten senseless with wooden club -




All cabbage (11kg) shredded, under brine with whole cabbage leaves and ceramic D-rings holding it down -






Then lid on, fermentation lock (moat) filled with water, 24 hr at RT and then into cellar where meats are hung.  Should be ready mid-December.   Will go with homemade Bratwurst and various smoked sausage.  If you like Sauerkraut and haven't made your own you should give it a try.  Tastes nothing like the commercially made crap.






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Re: Sauerkraut 2011
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2011, 06:11:55 am »
Nothing like homemade! We do it too. But we make and can it in quart jars. Keeps very well and tastes great!
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Re: Sauerkraut 2011
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2011, 06:40:08 am »
I usually freeze mine in packages when the right degree of sourness is achieved.  Works well too.
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Re: Sauerkraut 2011
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2011, 06:43:40 am »
Up till two years ago we used to make 40 gallons of sauerkraut a year, this was a 9 member family project...my one grandson still makes some and we help him and we bag it and freeze it when ready...still the best...
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Re: Sauerkraut 2011
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2011, 07:19:46 am »
We make about 40-50 quarts for our own use. There is just my wife and I. We also give our kids a quart or to when they want. Use to make in the crocks also. But I like it better in the jars now and a lot easier for us.
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Re: Sauerkraut 2011
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2011, 01:25:13 pm »
That looks great, but now you got me thinking of kimchi.


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Re: Sauerkraut 2011
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2011, 10:43:11 pm »
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now you got me thinking of kimchi.

Got a couple of pounds already stinking up the fridge in the cellar - great stuff
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Re: Sauerkraut 2011
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2011, 11:01:47 pm »
Mmmmm sauerkraut. I just had a great big Rueben sandwich with lots of kraut made right at the resturant. Best I ever had. Thats my fav sandwich too, if it is good.
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Re: Sauerkraut 2011
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2011, 11:25:44 pm »
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I just had a great big Rueben sandwich...

Thanks for the reminder.  I've got to get some pastrami going.
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Re: Sauerkraut 2011
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2011, 08:36:21 am »
MMmmmmm,, fresh kraut.
My Mother use to make it in put it up in glass jars also.
Might just have to start doing it myself. Will just have to find room for it!
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Re: Sauerkraut 2011
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2011, 03:38:11 pm »
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now you got me thinking of kimchi.

Got a couple of pounds already stinking up the fridge in the cellar - great stuff

Would it be possible to get the Kimchi recipe from you? When I called off the Practice Marriage the psychotic one took my cookbooks that had all of my hand written recipes in it. Kimchi happens to be one of the recipes I have not been able to recover the right recipe for. So I keep trying different ones until I get the right one again.
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Re: Sauerkraut 2011
« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2011, 01:17:44 am »
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now you got me thinking of kimchi.

Got a couple of pounds already stinking up the fridge in the cellar - great stuff

Would it be possible to get the Kimchi recipe from you? When I called off the Practice Marriage the psychotic one took my cookbooks that had all of my hand written recipes in it. Kimchi happens to be one of the recipes I have not been able to recover the right recipe for. So I keep trying different ones until I get the right one again.

Sure. I have a couple, but misplaced one of my best recipes. The one that I misplaced was given to me by a Korean doctor.

I won't be logging back on until tomorrow. I'll try to get them posted tomorrow.


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Re: Sauerkraut 2011
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2011, 11:03:52 am »
Look forward to the recipes. My recipe was from a friend of mine in Germany who was married to a Korean lady.
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