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Old December 23, 2015   #121
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Some times she would wait a day or two to see if I got sick eating stuff.

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I won't taste until a few days after you do. If you stop posting, my jars will be tossed.
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Old December 24, 2015   #122
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Is that an oxymoron?
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Old December 24, 2015   #123
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Here it is folks, Krokatoa has been opened and the kraut tasted.
It is good very good.
The texture is crunchy and squeaky.
The taste is sour yet a little salty.
As you can see no mold and no swarm of flies came out.
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Old December 24, 2015   #124
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Here is what I did to combat the cold.
I used a heat lamp turned on and off periodically.
I would turn it on until the side of the crock felt a little warm and turned it back off.

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Old December 24, 2015   #125
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Wow, no little black monsters. Looks delicious! Is that the lighting or is it milky (like it had sour cream)?
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Old December 24, 2015   #126
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Wow, no little black monsters. Looks delicious! Is that the lighting or is it milky (like it had sour cream)?
In the crock it is a little cloudy due to the salt and bacteria I guess.
It really isn't that cloudy.
The one bright spot in Krokatoa is an LED spot light I have in one of the bulb sockets of my ceiling fan.
The taste is very crisp and clean with no off taste or anything.
Unlike the salty tin can taste of the canned stuff or the too salty taste of the Claussen.

If you are talking about the stuff in the bowl no that is the color of it after fermenting.

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The stuff in the bowl looks great, it was Krokatoa that looked milky (I guess its the lighting).
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Looks good Worth. My batches turned out great also. The only thing I did wrong was to wait too long to use the cabbage I bought at the farmer's market in August. It was starting to dry out so next year I'll be making it in September instead of November.
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Old December 26, 2015   #129
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Looks good Worth. My batches turned out great also. The only thing I did wrong was to wait too long to use the cabbage I bought at the farmer's market in August. It was starting to dry out so next year I'll be making it in September instead of November.
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Thanks Sue.
Today I got 20 pints out of Krokatoa to put in the refrigerator.
I probably have 10 more left in to ferment more.
Yes I used my clean bare hands to get the sauerkraut out.

When I put the weights back in and the cover back on Krakatoa started burping away.
It wont be no time that all of the oxygen is displaced.
The kraut in the refrigerator was left with the lids a little loose I dont want to can them and kill everything.
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Wow, looks like you might need a spare fridge just for kraut
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Wow, looks like you might need a spare fridge just for kraut
If I would have had only one refrigerator I would have had to process them.
I dont keep old stuff in my refrigerators so I do have room.

The sad part is I cant find anyone to try it besides me.
The neighbor lady has a list longer than two arms as to what she wont eat.
It is sad because the list includes everything that is good for you.
Now I cant make my mind up if I want to let the rest of it go for 3 weeks or 4.

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The kraut turns out perfect!

Worth you'd enjoy Korean food. The side dishes (banchan) are mostly pickles, tasty, fresh and quick to make in small batches. I get recipes from Maangchi.com.
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The kraut turns out perfect!

Worth you'd enjoy Korean food. The side dishes (banchan) are mostly pickles, tasty, fresh and quick to make in small batches. I get recipes from Maangchi.com.
I guess it was perfect but I hate to say it myself.

My only regret is I didn't put dill seeds or weed in it.
I guess I can do that when I prepare it to eat.
I have ate a pint just snacking since yesterday.

There is a German woman I know that I have only met once maybe I will use her for a test subject.

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I guess it was perfect but I hate to say it myself.

My only regret is I didn't put dill seeds or weed in it.
I guess I can do that when I prepare it to eat.
I have ate a pint just snacking since yesterday.

There is a German woman I know that I have only met once maybe I will use her for a test subject.

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If YOU say it's perfect-it is! My hubby eats only some things i make like kraut, carrots, lemons, pickles, but he wouldn't touch my kimchi, experimental krauts (with garlic, onions, hot peppers or anything weird) or beet kvas-SO good..... I eat kimchi all by myself when no one else is around Good luck with the test subject !! Sharing rules
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The kraut turns out perfect!

Worth you'd enjoy Korean food. The side dishes (banchan) are mostly pickles, tasty, fresh and quick to make in small batches. I get recipes from Maangchi.com.
Aerial, just checked your link out, found 11 kimchi recipes THANK YOU!
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