Naturally Fermented Kraut in Canning Jars
3 quart sized jars
shredded and finely chopped cabbage
1Trim up the stalks to poke down into the mason jars later on.
2Shred the cabbage and finely chop it up.
3Combine 1 gallon of chopped cabbage in a large bowl with salt and sugar. Mix it all up thoroughly.
4Put the mixture in Quart Mason Jars, packed lightly. leaving about an inch of head space. Stick the trimmed stalks down in the center of the jars.
5Place the lids on the jars, firmly but not tight, so the built up gases can escape.
6Store the jars in a cool dark place where the temperature is between 65 and 70 degrees.
7After 14 days tighten the lids. The process should be complete in 30 to 60 days.