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Making Homemade Sauerkraut

This batch of kraut doesn't have alot of brine, but enough to cover all the cabbage. Do you think maybe my cabbage was too old to make a lot of juice?

Dec 12, 2013
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Making Homemade Sauerkraut

OK, I just check my kraut again and even though there is still no bubbles, foam, scum, mold it still looks,smells, tastes good. Mouth watering good. So I'm going to keep on keeping on....unless you tell me differently. With your years of experience and being a long-time old fashioned home cook, "PA Dutch" style I couldn't possibly go wrong taking your advice.

What part of PA are you from. I live 40 miles north of Pittsburgh, in Beaver Falls, Pa

Dec 12, 2013
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Butternut Squash Challenge

How sweet. You are a kind and thoughtful person. I think I'd like to know you in person.

Dec 12, 2013
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Butternut Squash Challenge

I hadn't noticed so I thank you very much. I need to find a way to save these wonderful suggestion and recipes.
Thanks again ever so much!

Dec 12, 2013
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Making Homemade Sauerkraut

Alright. But I'm new AND now I know about them--thank you!

Dec 11, 2013
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Butternut Squash Challenge

Here's what I ended up doing. I wanted to make ham and cabbage so I baked my ham on a bed of cabbage, tossed in and couple handfuls of moire pas some, butternut squash, and turnips. I was hoping he would think the squash was sweet pot! Well, he ATE eat! and......are you ready for this...he said it was good! He never asked what all was in the cabbage so I never brought it up!

Thankyou, EVERYONE for all your help. You people are wonderful!

Dec 11, 2013
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Butternut Squash Challenge

WOW! What wonderful ideas! I may have to see if I can buy more Butternut Squash! Thank you!

Dec 11, 2013
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Butternut Squash Challenge

THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH! I just ordered 3 Sneaky Chef Cookbooks from Ebay. You just gave me my CHRISTmas present!

Dec 11, 2013
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Making Homemade Sauerkraut

I chose the 1 gal because there are just 2 of us in the household plus, at the time, I wasn't sure I'd ever want to make more. Like I said, I'm a novice and I didn't know if this was going to be too much trouble. But I now have another LARGE head of cabbage (I just weighed it....6lbs!) and a regular store bought head (much smaller). My first batch that's fermenting now was made from another LARGE head and raw it filled my crock, but now that it's been in there for about 2 wks, my crock is only about half full. I hope I didn't pack it too tightly.

Dec 11, 2013
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Making Homemade Sauerkraut

When I use the word "crock", being the novice that I am, I'm referring to a ceramic, unleaded "vessel" that I purchased because I didn't have any food-grade plastic pail with a lid. I understand that these can be used as well.

Dec 11, 2013
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Making Homemade Sauerkraut

Actually, I hadn't heard of them when I purchased my one gal. crock. Nor would I have spent that kind of money until I was sure I even wanted to do this. I spent just over $25.00 on this crock and if I never try to do sauerkraut again I won't be out that much and I can use this crock for other things.
Please forgive my ignorance and poverty.

Dec 11, 2013
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Making Homemade Sauerkraut

Also, there has been no mold, foam, bubbling or scum that I've read a lot about. But that is another controversial discussion on the sauerkraut making info I've read--so , I don't know if NOT having this stuff is good or bad!

Are you from or do you live in Pa? Did you go to Penn State?

Dec 10, 2013
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Making Homemade Sauerkraut

OMG! I apologize to everyone. After reading several replies to my OP commenting that they never made sauerkraut in a crock as large as mine, I decided to go back and read my OP. I don't know how I did it but somehow I typed in that I had a 5 gal crock! Whoa! No wonder people were commenting on the size of my crock! NOoooooooooooooo!
I bought a ONE GALLON CROCK!
I am so sorry for the typo!

Dec 10, 2013
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Making Homemade Sauerkraut

It's so nice to hear from someone who has been doing this for so long! I only have about one thousand questions I want to ask you!

Penna State Extension Service is indeed full of info. I'll be checking that out in more detail later.

Looks like I'll be doing another batch tomorrow, so thanks for the info and encouragement.
Everyone on says to put a plate on the kraut to hold it down under the brine. What size opening are we talking about? My saucers are too large for my crock!

Also, do you think my first batch should be ok? I'm going to cover the whole thing with a zip lock and rubber band closure as suggested above.

Dec 10, 2013
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Making Homemade Sauerkraut

Sorry, you aren't getting my kraut! LOL! I tasted my kraut today and it still tastes good! There are still no bubbles, foam or scum. Appreciate the plastic bag suggestion-I'm going to do that as soon as I get off the site.

Dec 10, 2013
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Making Homemade Sauerkraut

Thanks, LorenzoGA and Bryan Pepperseed. I'm going to start a new batch today or tomorrow. I might make Red Cabbage Sauerkraut....maybe Red and Green...for CHRISTmas!

Dec 10, 2013
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Making Homemade Sauerkraut

Ouch! That hurt. I'm so disappointed I could cry! I'm almost willing to go ahead and make "pickled caggage"

Dec 10, 2013
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Making Homemade Sauerkraut

Is it too late for the batch in my crock? It's been in the crock for about two weeks

Dec 09, 2013
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Making Homemade Sauerkraut

They said to pack tightly....so I did!
Thanks

Dec 09, 2013
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Butternut Squash Challenge

I'd love to have this book!

Dec 09, 2013
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Butternut Squash Challenge

LOL!

Dec 09, 2013
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Butternut Squash Challenge

Oh, I forgot about pumpkin rolls. I bet that would work, too!

Dec 09, 2013
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Butternut Squash Challenge

He LOVES chocolate!
My BIL hates beets. Maybe I'll make him a Beet Cake. I know I have the recipe somewhere in my kitchen!

Dec 09, 2013
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Butternut Squash Challenge

"Bring the pan to a medium-high heat and season generously with salt and a sprinkey dink of crushed red pepper. Cook the veg until they start to get brown and form a crust on the bottom of the pan; be patient...this will take a little time. Scrape the crud off the bottom of the pan and let it re-form."
I LOVED THIS PART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/an...

Dec 09, 2013
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Butternut Squash Challenge

I'd love the exact amounts for this! How do I email you?

Dec 09, 2013
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Butternut Squash Challenge

My, oh, my. This sounds absolutely wonderful! I'm drooling as I'm typing this!

Dec 09, 2013
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Butternut Squash Challenge

He LOVES chocolate. Thanks for the advice!

Dec 09, 2013
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Butternut Squash Challenge

Guess what I had for brunch! A cheese omelet with some celery, turnips and butternut nut squash in it! It was fabulous!
Just made a plain omelet for DH.

For dinner, we are having Baked Ham and Cabbage, with celery, carrots, turnips and butternut squash, hoping he will think it is sweet potato.

Dec 09, 2013
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Butternut Squash Challenge

You are very fortunate. At least he is willing to try stuff. My sweetheart is pretty bullheaded so it's just better that he doesn't know. You know the saying, What you don't know won't hurt you!"

Dec 09, 2013
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Butternut Squash Challenge

Pine time,
Last night I felt like I was being attacked for a while there. I probably won't be asking too many more questions since I now know I need to explain why I'm asking. But it was kind of you and some of the others to let me know that I'm not alone here.

Tonight, I'm making Ham and cabbage. I added carrots and some cubed Butternut Squash hoping he'll think it's sweet potatoes. Wish me luck.

Even If he eats it without complaining I won't tell him what it is cuz then he wouldn't eat it anymore! What a turkey!

Dec 09, 2013
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