WOW, that brought a tear to my eye. because the smell is so strong, but more so because of the memories of Grandma and her neighbor Mr. Reed packing kraut
about 5 years after mr. Reed died, his son was plowing a new garden and came across 2 buckets of Mr. Reeds Kraut. IT WAS STRONG!!! but after a bit of rinsing, it was some of the best SOUR kraut we ever had. It was a great family reunion, we all ate and talked about family memeories.
GOOD JOB!!!, Keep up those old time practices, they are dying.
Thank you for bringing up some sweet, and stinky memeories.