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Old 01-29-2007, 02:37 PM   #1
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We are just puting our cabbage from the garden in canning jars to ferment. Is this all I have to do to make saurekraut?


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Old 01-29-2007, 03:17 PM   #2
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I never made sauerkrauts myself, however the subject has been discussed here more than a few times. Here is a list of some of the related threads, browse around and hopefully you will find some useful informations!!

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Old 01-29-2007, 03:35 PM   #3
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If you mean you are canning the cabbage, and I assume heating it, it will certainly not ferment.

Don't fully understand what you propose to do.

A bit more of an explanation of what you intend to do would be helpful for the many folks here, whom I am sure, make sauerkraut.
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Old 01-30-2007, 05:23 AM   #4
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I have never made sauerkraut using this method myself, but you will need to add salt to the cabbage. I always use a crock to ferment my kraut, then can it when fermentation is complete. My recipe calls for 6 tablespoons of pickling salt to 10 pounds of shredded cabbage.

I Googled "making sauerkraut" and found this link for making it in jars:

Sauerkraut Recipes - Making Sauerkraut In Jars
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Old 02-01-2007, 12:16 AM   #5
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Actually Kenneth, sauerkraut is a two-stage process ... (1) fermenting and then (2) canning. You might want to read this article which gives you all the directions you need.
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