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Pickle Log: Alaea sea salt sauerkraut  May 20

Making sauerkraut with Alaea sea salt

Last Christmas our friend Dan gave us a set of sea salts from Sur La Table and we’re finally getting around to trying one in a ferment – for today’s batch of sauerkraut it’s this curiously brick-colored Hawaiian Alaea salt, an unrefined sea salt that has been mixed with a red alae volcanic clay. I’m curious to see if the iron-oxide rich clay effects the flavor of plaint sauerkraut. 
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Posted by Eric on May 20, 2014