We have been thoroughly propagandized (is that even a word!!) about the dangers of raw milk and fermented foods. You guys are living proof With raw milk, as long as your farmer runs a good operation you are safer than drinking the pasteurized milk!! With your cabbage (I do lots of fermenting) if it doesn't smell awful, it will be fine. It is pretty obvious if it has gone bad for some reason - it is not going to be something you could miss. I don't worry too much about temperatures when fermenting, if it is cooler than they recommend it just takes longer, if hotter then the fermentation goes really fast. Be brave Annie! Once you have eaten your own sauerkraut you'll never go back. And there are so many flavor variations that are delicious too. I have to say that I prefer my sauerkraut well aged and we all love it. In fact I should make some again - we are about out of the last batches I made.
Start weight: 225.5 lbs Feb 14th 2012. Height: 5'7"
Primal low: 186 lbs
Current weight: 221.4 lbs
Goal weight: 140 lbs
"You are free to choose, BUT you are not free from the consequences of your choices."