Hi, I’ve made a big batch of purple sauerkraut and it’s been fizzy away nicely for the last week or so.
Can I ‘decant’ it into a plastic tub for storage in the fridge, or does it have to stay in the original glass fermenting jar?
posted by Firefox7275
on 2nd September 2017 at 12:04 am
Refrigerating only slows microbial growth it does not stop it, so foods remain at risk of contamination and spoilage.
I would only decant into a container that can be home sterilised, and that won’t stain or taint. Many plastics fail on one or both counts. Stick with tried and trusted methods and tried and trusted materials. Even commercially fermented fruits or vegetables tend to be packed in glass.