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I use these glass weights, there are quite a few varieties available but the basic idea behind them is the same: they almost completely fill the opening of a Mason jar or other jar which has the same diameter opening (many do). The stone weights in a dedicated fermentation crock do the same job, minimizing the kraut's contact with the air, but the glass ...


Although weights are highly recommended, I have successfully made cabbage saurkraut without weights. When not using weights you have to make sure you pack down the cabbage nicely, the juices drawn from the cabbage should almost fill the jar. leaving very little air in the jar. Everyday you will have to pack down the cabbage as some of the cabbage bit would ...

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