Frequently Asked Questions
There are two solutions:
- Sometimes, brine hides in the kraut. Using a wooden dowel, end of a French rolling pin or wooden pestle, gently press the kraut, releasing the brine.
- Still need brine? Make a 2 1/2 percent solution: 2 T unrefined high-quality sea salt + 1 quart water. Store excess brine, covered, in your refrigerator for up to 1 week.
Did you know...
Pasteur referred to lactic-acid fermentation as “respiration without oxygen”.
—Pasteur Definition of Fermentation
Thanks for the clear instructions, Kathleen! I mustered the discipline to let the fermentation work undisturbed, leaving it alone! I’m not used to that! Used to skimming off mold! I’m amazed how good my first attempt with it – khimchee – has come out. You made it so easy.
—Jamie - Massachusettes