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home made kraut part 2-qview, hea WD!!!

post #1 of 14
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well the fermentation is complete on the 80 pound batch of sauerkraut i made earlier. see my first post for the making of it.

this is the prepping for winter storage.

one of the 5 gal crocks with water bag weight

remove water bag weight for first peek

working out of a canner to fill jars, looks good and tastes better!!!

into sterilized canning jars, pack full with 1/2 inch headspace, liquid should cover the top of kraut

into canner, boiling water bath for 25 minutes. DONT stick cold jars into boiling water. they can and will crack. put jars in water turn up heat and start timer when reaches full boil

let cool and lids will seal as it cools down

i also took what was left and put into a couple quart baggies, filled with juice, and squeezed all air out of bag. these are going to freezer. never tried the frozen method before but is supposed to work.

well thats the kraut episode now completed, just waitin for jars to cool off , wash hard water sediments from jars when cool and to the basement shelves they go. thks for ckin out the pix.

ck out slideshow
click on pic below, thanks ronp!!!

post #2 of 14
The bags work FINE. And speaking of fine...look at that kraut! Man..the air around your place is gonna get REAL lively! POINTS for solving the gas problem!
post #3 of 14
Is that crock an heirloom piece? I have been trying to find one, but have been unsuccessful.
post #4 of 14
D*MN YOU ERAIN.........now i got the itch AGAIN............

looking good.........looking good...........

gas problem rich?
post #5 of 14
Lookin rather tasty there E! :)
post #6 of 14
Great job man. Now, where are the caraway seeds?PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif Must be very tasty.
post #7 of 14
Erain....how cool is that! Some of the tastiest looking kraut I've ever layed my eyes on.biggrin.gif
You are one talented man!!PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #8 of 14
Awesome looking kraut Eraine.
post #9 of 14

Incredible post! Totally instructive and very well illustrated with your fine photos.

You have earned yourself a Sticky. I will Sticky both segments in this forum.

Thank you for an excellent and informative post!

post #10 of 14
That looks outstanding! Just a hint, to keep the hard water stains from your jars, just add about a cup of vinegar to the water bath.
post #11 of 14
Very good post!! I just got done with some kraut a couple weeks back. Pretty much did the same as you, only used a pressure canner. The bag with water is sure a slick way to make a seal. When the guy told me about using it I said but my Grandpa used to use a board and a rock ,then skim the scum off the top! He said Yah but your Grandpa didn't have plastic bags!!!
post #12 of 14
Erain, That is great. Points for this one for sure.
post #13 of 14
Great job this should be a sticky.....almost a lost art...and thanks CROCK MAN...love the TV stand..lol
post #14 of 14
Nice job erin wink.gif Funny thing is I was wondering about how much more time it had. Now I knowbiggrin.gif
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