My sauerkraut brine disappeared during storage. What should I do?

Image Packing CabbageThere 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.