Fermentation Tips & Tricks - How much sauerkraut will a 10L crock make?

Posted on March 18, 2014 by Emily Kociolek | 0 comments

Another email questions we've received more than once - just how much sauerkraut will I get? 

You can expect a full batch of sauerkraut from our 10L fermenting crocks to yield about 10-14 pints. As the cabbage ferments, it will reduce in volume.  Therefore, the sauerkraut you end up with will take up less space than the cabbage you started with. 

Another interesting point - the crock actually has a larger capacity than 10L.  The 10L size is about the maximum amount of ingredients that can fit inside the crock while still being able to maneuver the stone weights into position.

As far as pickles go, you won't get the reduction of size during the fermenting process that happens with sauerkraut.  Last summer, we fermented a 10 liter crock full of the surplus of cucumbers from our garden and ended up with about 7 quart size jars.

And what about a 5 liter fermenting crock?  It's pretty simple math!  If a 10L makes 10-14 pints of sauerkraut, you can expect a 5L crock to make 5-7 pints.

While some people may think that sounds like a lot of sauerkraut, if you love it as much as we do, you know it won't last long!



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