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#1 of 3 Old 07-08-2011, 04:32 PM - Thread Starter
 
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So I just made my first batch of kraut using the free tutorial from Wild Fermentation. eat.gif I added in garlic and whole mustard and did the leaves on top to keep the stuff from floating up method. So far so good!

However, the mix is a little scanty on the cabbage juice- Can I use Bubbies Pickle juice to top it off? The label says just salt and water and Bubbies are so yummy! I was thinking that perhaps the pickle juice would act as a starter for the kraut brine.

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I have used Bubbies pickle juice to store my pickles (for one reason or another I did not want to reuse the original brine that turned the cuces into pickles.) and so just cut up my brined pickles and put them in a jar of Bubbies pickle juice.  Yum!  I don't know about a 'starter' since I don't use a starter.  Why do you need a starter?

 


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I just thought it might kickstart the brine kwim? I did end up using it because the cabbage has expanded from about halfway up a gallon jar to more like two thirds, and the cabbage juice wasn't covering it. It smells good and has some bubbles going! I hope it's tasty coz a gallon of yucky cabbage would be a hard sell to my family.

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