‘Kraut About It: Sauerkraut Fermentation for Newbies recipe.

‘Kraut About It: Sauerkraut Fermentation for Newbies

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January 21, 2018 by reCAP®
  • Ready Time: 28 days
As a fermentation newbie myself, I wanted to share an easy ferment for beginners - sauerkraut! A simple and popular Mason jar ferment, sauerkraut is tasty, easy to digest, and contains many beneficial probiotics.
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‘Kraut About It: Sauerkraut Fermentation for Newbies
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January 21, 2018 by reCAP®
  • Ready Time: 28 days

Sauerkraut Fermentation for Newbies

Ingredients

  • 1 head of Napa cabbage
  • 1/4 cup(s) sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon(s) caraway seeds
  • 1 reCAP Fermenter
  • 1 reCAP wide mouth POUR Mason jar lid
  • 1 Large wide mouth Mason jar (1.5 Liters works well)
  • 1 jelly jar (to weigh down the cabbage)

Instructions

  1. Shred the cabbage. Quarter the head of cabbage and use a cheese grater for easy shredding.
  2. With clean hands toss the shredded cabbage in a bowl with salt and caraway seeds. Massage the salt into the cabbage for a good 5-10 minutes until the cabbage gets watery and soft.
  3. Place the salted, shredded cabbage (and any water released) into the Mason jar.
  4. Add a little extra water and the rest of the salt. Make sure all of the cabbage is submerged. You can use a jelly jar or other small jar as a weight. I also placed a whole cabbage leaf on top of my shredded cabbage to keep it packed down.
  5. Cap off the Mason jar with a reCAP wide mouth POUR and Fermenter then set aside for 28 days.
  6. After fermentation is complete, refrigerate your sauerkraut. The reCAP POUR Mason jar lid makes it super easy to serve and store some for later!
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