First time making sauerkraut
I love sauerkraut and prefer it to actually have the healthy live cultures, but buying jar after jar of bubbie's is just way too expensive and I'm about to try my hand at making my own. However, I do have a little juice left in my last jar of bubbie's and I wonder if I could throw it in to my jars of homemade. Would it speed the process or help get it started on the right track? (I'm a little nervous, even though I know this isn't supposed to be difficult and I make more complicated things all the time!)
Also, do any sauerkraut-makers have any other tips for a first-timer?
No need for nervous. The bacteria know what to do. :)
Do add the Bubbie's liquid if it's 'live'. I read from their site but don't have a jar in front of me.
I bought several sizes of fermentation jars from these folks, with winelock/bubbler lid; I use plastic circles cut from container lids, weighed down with shot glasses/tiny ramekins:
And here's a few recipes for reference: