I opened the sauerkraut this afternoon – at 3-1/2 days. The jar I made with probiotics was great, as usual, but I am not terribly crazy about the jar made with the kimchi juice. It is okay, I mean, it isn’t off or anything, but I am not so sure I like the taste. It seems a little bitter to me. Perhaps it will grow on me (meantime, I can hope that the people at the meet-up do like it and eat it all up). I’ve put what was left in the jar back on the board to ferment a little longer – that might help, too. I was kind of surprised that, despite all the garlic and jalapeno I put in there, it doesn’t taste all that garlicky (at least not to me) nor does it seem overly spicy.
I put half of each jar into pint jars, identifiable by different lids, to take to the meet-up tonight. I always hope the people will like what I have made. This is my first time with this group, so it should be interesting.