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    does anyone put cabbage in a drum and let it sit in water for a long time?

    what is this called in english language? my father used to do it. they called it 'kiseli kupus' in the old country, which would translate to sour cabbage.

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    Sounds like Sauerkraut to me. Have never made it but read a great book about it one time - Wild Fermentation.

    Basically shread cabbage, submerge in water with a plate or something heave on top to keep cabbage below water line, and let it sit. Think that's about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VeloCity.X View Post
    Sounds like Sauerkraut to me. Have never made it but read a great book about it one time - Wild Fermentation.

    Basically shread cabbage, submerge in water with a plate or something heave on top to keep cabbage below water line, and let it sit. Think that's about it.
    That's exactly it! So this is sauerkraut. Very good.

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    I've always sprinked mine with salt as I pack it down in the crock, didn't know it would kraut without. Put a weight on top (plate, bag of water, etc.) to keep it submerged, park it in a cool spot like a basement or unheated room & forget it for a few weeks. Good stuff and really good for you.

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    can you tell me more about how it's good for you, LJH? my father used to do this every year, but i was never a fan, but now i see the wisdom.

    we used to make what we call 'sarma', which is ground beef rolled in these kiseli kupus leaves; i think we got this when the turks invaded europe and left their coffee and sarma in bosnia.

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    I just made my first batch recently and it was awesome. I'd made kimchi before, but wanted to switch it up.

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    Dado, it's supposed to be an outstanding probiotic and great for the gut cooties, etc. I dunno, I just grew up loving the stuff and make it regularly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LJH View Post
    Dado, it's supposed to be an outstanding probiotic and great for the gut cooties, etc. I dunno, I just grew up loving the stuff and make it regularly.
    very cool. are you slavic too, or is this something many countries do? i grew up thinking it was a yugoslav thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dado View Post
    very cool. are you slavic too, or is this something many countries do? i grew up thinking it was a yugoslav thing.
    Sauerkraut is actually a German word (sour+cabbage). They eat a lot of it. I used to be married to a German.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paleobird View Post
    Sauerkraut is actually a German word (sour+cabbage). They eat a lot of it. I used to be married to a German.
    thank you paleobird.

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