Making Sauerkraut in a Mason Jar
Making your own sauerkraut is not only incredibly easy, it is also inexpensive and a great way to preserve cabbage from the garden or farmer’s market before it goes bad! With just a few simple ingredients, you can go from making a basic kraut to something out of this world but it is important to start with the basics before getting crazy with the spices.
Enter this fantastic step-by-step DIY guide for making sauerkraut in a mason jar. You don’t have to use a mason jar, or even a jar at all as there are other suitable containers that will serve (so long as you can seal it). You don’t need any specialized equipment but there are suggestions for things that can make your kraut processing go smoother with less hassle and in a quicker amount of time.
With options and suggestions for what to add, how long to let it ‘kraut out,’ and lots of pictures included, this DIY guide is made for the absolute newbie while still helping those who have made it before remember the simple process. Just like making pickled food, making sauerkraut utilizes a high acid environment and works by fermentation without losing the ‘crunch’ of cabagge!