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Sauerkraut in a Mason Jar
- 1. Sterilize 4 quart jars, lids, bowls, and other utensils to be used in packing the kraut by placing in boiling water for 10 minutes or in the dishwasher.
- 2. In a non-reactive bowl (stainless steel or ceramic is good), thoroughly mix shredded cabbage and salt, bruising cabbage to start to release juices. Allow to stand for 5 minutes.
- 3. Using your hands, press down and massage cabbage or use a masher. Continue until the cabbage becomes soft and you can see juices in the bottom of the bowl.
- 4. Pack in sterilized jars. With wooden spoon, press cabbage down firmly, trying to release any air pockets as best you can. Continue to pack in jar until cabbage is about 1/2 inch from top of jar, and juices are about 1/4 inch from top.
- 5. If juice from cabbage is not covering the cabbage in the jar, make a quick brine (boil 1.5 Tablespoons of pickling salt with 1 quart water) and pour over cabbage.
- 6. Place lid on jar just tightly enough to keep out air.
- 7. Keep jar between 65 degrees F and 72 degrees F for 2-3 weeks (place on tray or surface where you can catch and discard any juices that bubble through the lid)
- 8. When bubbling stops, check to be sure there is still enough juice to cover the kraut. If not, make brine again and cover cabbage.
- 9. Re tighten lid and store in refrigerator.
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