|CO2 bubbles coming up between the fermenting stones.|
You can see above that there is a decent about of foam forming on the surface, as well as a decent amount of cabbage that has floated up to the top. Previously we have put large cabbage leaves between the cabbage and the weights, which may have contribute to our partial past failure, as they might have trapped the bubbles... just a theory.
|Fresh cabbage and sauerkraut soup, just what the doctor ordered!|
Okay, I'll admit... for the first week or so, this stuff does stink. Each time I go down to skim off the surface, I smell it. It's not overpowering, but I smell it. It's nowhere as bad as changing a diaper blowout, believe me!
Anyway, this is how I cover the crock while I'm fermenting... it's a kitchen towel and a shoe string with a prusak knot and a bowline so I can tighten it up when I'm not inspecting it. Talk about fermenting on a shoestring budget! (Sorry, I couldn't help it)
|My kitchen towel and shoestring lid...|
Okay, I guess I don't have as many pics as I thought. Hope this was informative for somebody!