Look what I've found - for us kraut lovers ♥ I'm going to purchase mine this weekend when I'm attending a free Fat Rendering workshop hosted by the Eugene Chapter, Weston A. Price Foundation. I thought others here might be interested in seeing this 'pounder'.
As a fund-raiser, the Eugene, OR Chapter of WAPF produces the Kraut Pounder.
Kraut Pounders are perfect for making sauerkraut, kimchi and other lacto-fermented foods. They save lots of time and energy over using wooden spoons or glass jars!
Joined: Jul 01, 2009
Location: Oakland, CA
I understand similar sized & shaped objects used to be carried around for personal protection.
On Sunday mornings, they would all be stood up in a group to symbolize people's fears, and be symbolically knocked over with a ball.
All of which to say, that thing looks useful! Among other things, I could imagine making schnitzel/katsu with it.
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Joined: May 17, 2007
Location: woodland, washington
Jami McBride wrote: That's great for you Tel..... those of us without dads have to muddle through, unless your Dad would make me one
it's not out of the question. he's got a pretty serious lathe habit.
Joined: Aug 29, 2009
Well, if the spirit moves him I'll pay for the shipping & handling!
The dimensions are:
Measuring 11 inches tall & 2-1/2 inches across the base, Kraut Pounders are conveniently sized to fit into wide mouth canning jars.
Made of hardwood one gal had hers for 75 years - a family heirloom to be sure.
Joined: Mar 19, 2010
Location: N.W. Arkansas
You know they used to make some heavy duty rolling pins, what if you found one with the handle missing? Or you took one handle off? I am thinking yard sale items, a damaged rolling pin. Some of those were solid wood, food grade, and not all losing splinters.
I think that I used the wooden one, that comes with the strainer for berries. Not as good by far.
We have a need, surely someone wants to fill it? Where are the entrepreneurs?
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