Lots of firsts, this week. —First batch of sauerkraut into the crock!
2 Tblspoons salt/5 lbs shredded cabbage.
Thump it with a heavy object in a pail
Dump it into crock
top crock up with water.
Our cabbage thumper is a block of wood roughly chopped into a mallet. We use a traditional cabbage shredder and chop the unshreddable bits by hand. The crock is a Harsch crock (which was accidentally dropped by the postman and has a large crack in it, yet works!)