I was brainstorming what I could use to keep the cabbage floaties from coming to the top of the surface of the brine. I considered using needlepoint canvas, but it’s not food grade.
Then I found these food-grade screen trays for a dehydrator. Score! Only $5.99 for two of them, I grabbed two packs. I was able to cut a dozen circles out of each set, and here’s how I did it…
Place the lid on the netting and draw an outline around it (yes, this will mark up your lid, but it’s well worth it (or, use a dry erase marker).
See, now you have a nice circle. Repeat until you have six circles.
Repeat until you have six circles.
Cut along the INSIDE of the circle you made. This is the best size, and plus you don’t want sharpie fumes in your ferment
Repeat until you’ve cut them all out.
I am really happy with these “ferment-nets”. They fit nicely in the jar and keep virtually all the cabbage down – and without a weight! I bought some glass weights off ebay, but I am not even sure they are even needed. We’ll see once my cabbage starts swelling and the CO2 gets bubbly.
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|Lea Harris founded Nourishing Treasures in 2006. A mom passionate about her family's health and well-being, Lea believes education is power. Encouraging others to take baby steps in the right direction of health for their families, Lea's goal is to raise awareness of what goes into our mouths and on our bodies, providing natural alternative information that promotes health and prevents disease by using traditional foods and nature's medicine.|
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