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Sauerkraut update


When I first tasted my homemade sauerkraut, which was put up in October, there were two problems. The first was that the sauerkraut wasn’t quite sour enough. The second was that it was too tender and lacked crunch.

Now that the sauerkraut has fermented longer and I’ve worked down into the crock, away from sauerkraut at the top of the crock, I am happy to report that these problems are gone. The sourness is just right, and the crunch is just right. I’m guessing that the the sauerkraut at the very top, which is more exposed to the air and to other biological and chemical processes, is not like the rest of the sauerkraut. Many people who make homemade sauerkraut have scum, or even mold, at the top of the crock. I had none of those problems. My sauerkraut is nice and clean. But I’m guessing that it’s the same principle — the sauerkraut at the top of the crock doesn’t really count.

I don’t hesitate to declare that this is the best sauerkraut I’ve ever tasted.

One Comment

  1. Uptown Jimmy wrote:

    What!? No sausages and taters? For shame…

    Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at 2:40 pm | Permalink

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