Go Back   CityProfile.com Forum - Local City and State Discussion Forums > United States City Forums > Florida > Tampa
Click Here to Login

Reply
Old 02-25-2011, 09:27 PM  
Junior Member

Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 15 | Kudos: +13
Anyone Doing Wild Fermentations?

In addition to brewing beer and compost tea, I ferment my own sauerkraut. It's incredibly easy. All you have to do is slice the cabbage as thin as you like (the thinner the better, really), add about 5% of the weight of the cabbage in salt, mix it up well and put it into a five gallon bucket or other fermentation vessel. put a plate or something on top of it and some weight on top of the plate, cover the bucket with a towel and let it be. The salt draws moisture from the cabbage while the plate compresses it so that the cabbage is submerged in its own brine (add a bit of non-chlorinated water if it doesn't become submerged within 24-48 hours). Once it's submerged you can truly forget about it (though maybe not the smell, which to me is a pleasant fragrance) for 5-6 weeks. Voila, delicious 'kraut. The bacteria that commence the fermentation process occur naturally on cabbage, so you don't have to innoculate it with anything. It's a wild fermentation.
__________________

Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2011, 09:50 PM  
Senior Member
 
havasu's Avatar

California
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 5,747 | Kudos: +238
Images: 17
I can't believe it is that easy! I'm going to have to try this.
__________________

Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2011, 11:23 AM  
What page are you on?
 
Britney's Avatar

in a van... down by the river, Texas
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 687 | Kudos: +34
Images: 1
hey, you should check out homebrewtalk.com if you like brewin your own!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2011, 12:32 PM  
Junior Member

Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 15 | Kudos: +13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Britney View Post
hey, you should check out homebrewtalk.com if you like brewin your own!
I'm on the homebrewtalk.com forums daily.
Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2011, 12:35 PM  
What page are you on?
 
Britney's Avatar

in a van... down by the river, Texas
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 687 | Kudos: +34
Images: 1
nice. :]

id love to try some of the beers i see/hear about on there.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Go Back   CityProfile.com Forum - Local City and State Discussion Forums > United States City Forums > Florida > Tampa
Bookmark this Page!

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes


Suggested Threads

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.