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Old 10-16-2006, 08:54 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I made a batch of sauerkraut and used the baggie method to keep the seal on the top of the crock. It had said to put a clean cloth on the top and then a layer of plastic wrap. The method I used then said to leave it entirely for a month without peeking . Of course when I opened it there was a layer of white and a little bit of light grey black mold on the cloth and on the tops of the baggies. When I took the baggies out, there was no mold on the kraut.... only on the inside of the crock about 3 inches above the kraut. The kraut is an awesome colour and crisp and really tart and yummy.... How do I know that it is safe to eat?

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I tasted it ... it is the most delicious batch of sauerkraut I have ever tasted! Please dont tell me I have to throw it out!!!! I had a small bowl full ... and put some in a little baggie just in case I end up in the hospital and they need a sample or somthing...LOL

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No, don't throw it out. The mold is common, according to Sandor Katz (he of Wild Fermentation fame). Just skim it all off and enjoy.
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It was so freakin good! I really am having to control myself to not have a big bowl! I want to wait 24 hours to see if I feel fine! The cloth had a pinkish tinge to it... but it didn't touch anything but the top of the baggies... the sauerkraut didnt have any pink which is good.

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