Just a very brief post on my success—yes, that's right, success—creating sauerkraut. All for only one dollar and nineteen cents.
Last Friday, I shredded a large head of cabbage, layered it in a giant Hellman's mayonnaise jar with salt, put a piece waxed paper over and a weight on top. Then a blue tea towel I received over all. We pressed on the weight whenever we happened by and added some water the second day because the cabbage hadn't exuded enough of its own juices.
We followed a combination of techniques (neither not much different from the other) from these two books: