How do I know if my homemade sauerkraut has enough brine?

Asked October 3, 2014, 3:34 PM EDT

How do I know if my homemade sauerkraut has enough brine? So far it looks good but I'm not sure. Thank you.

Allegheny County Pennsylvania

1 Response

It really comes down to following the recipe.

From the Center for Home Food Preservation, (http://nchfp.uga.edu/how/can_06/sauerkraut.html), the brine solution is 1-1/2 tablespoons of salt per quart of water.

For comparison, seawater has about 2 tablespoons of salt per quart of water.

Hopefully this gives you an idea about the brine, please let me know if you have further questions.