I just started my two sauerkraut batches last night, but when I came home tonight, there was a funny smell … heck! I know I cleaned the kitchen last night, and I know I threw out the trash this morning……
When I checked the sauerkraut, I found where the smell was coming from! Aha! That kimchi juice is working its magic! (Will the sauerkraut made with the kimchi juice have a kimchi essence to it? I’ll know on Tuesday night, when I open it.
The happy note is that both jars are working hard – the bowls they are sitting in were almost full of expelled water! That is always the first and best sign that things are going according to plan (I am suddenly curious as to whether this is the sauerkraut juice people speak of.. If you know, please tell me)