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i enjoyed listening to this podcast recently:

lxy, Monday, 12 January 2015 16:22 (three years ago) Permalink

Awesome, thanks for that link!

Jaq, Monday, 12 January 2015 19:32 (three years ago) Permalink

yea great podcast. sandor katz is such a great speaker. the momofuku guy less so. i keep noticing him say something that needs explanation and then katz explains what the other guy is talking about so much more clearly.

marcos, Wednesday, 14 January 2015 22:10 (three years ago) Permalink

(i also have kind of an inherent distrust of momofuku and david chang despite them doing so cool things with food)

marcos, Wednesday, 14 January 2015 22:10 (three years ago) Permalink

jaq, when will the kraut be ready and can i invite myself over when it is? <3

lxy, Wednesday, 14 January 2015 22:42 (three years ago) Permalink

It is making little blurpy noises in the kitchen now! (the crock has a water sealed lid) - should be ready in 4-6 weeks!

Jaq, Wednesday, 14 January 2015 23:27 (three years ago) Permalink

yay! also (off topic) we have raspberry canes if you want some, jaq. next weekend?

lxy, Monday, 19 January 2015 15:42 (three years ago) Permalink

Oh! Yes! And I have some new bitters for you to try - Power Pink Sour: cranberry, hibiscus/sorrel/flor de Jamaica/pink grapefruit!

Jaq, Monday, 19 January 2015 15:47 (three years ago) Permalink

oh boy, those are some of my favorite flavors, so i accept the offer! <3

lxy, Tuesday, 20 January 2015 17:31 (three years ago) Permalink

Opened the lid on the crock for the first time today - 21 days is tasty and crunchy, but I think in 3 more weeks it will be even more delicious

Jaq, Sunday, 1 February 2015 05:45 (three years ago) Permalink

it is so good already! thank you for sharing. raspberries are on their way as we speak!

lxy, Sunday, 1 February 2015 19:14 (three years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Packed the finished kraut into jars just now - so tasty! I got three quarts and one pint and two bowls worth from those 3 heads of cabbage. Carrots or kimchee will be next.

Jaq, Sunday, 22 March 2015 20:42 (three years ago) Permalink

cool! last batch i made (mentioned upthread) turned out kind of weird -- one smaller crock was a little *too* ripe and had kind of a funky taste, the larger crock turned out very crispy and tasty and had a brighter sourness with less funk. both had quite a bit of kahm yeast on the surface that was very persistent over the 7 or so weeks of fermentation. i think the yeast and other surface molds penetrated deeper in the smaller crock, resulting in more unpleasant funkiness.

marcos, Monday, 23 March 2015 16:02 (three years ago) Permalink

I was surprised to not have any mold form on this batch! The other thing I read was that the smaller the batch, the quicker it ferments - which I guess makes sense.

Jaq, Monday, 23 March 2015 16:22 (three years ago) Permalink

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