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Jami McBride
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[center]Kraut Pounder[/center]

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!

For details please visit: http://www.krautpounder.com/page2.html



tel jetson
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well, I'm taking the anti-social route and ordering one from my dad.  or ordering my dad to make me one.  or something.

take that, Weston A. Price Foundation.


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Jami McBride
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That's great for you Tel..... those of us without dads have to muddle through, unless your Dad would make me one 
Joel Hollingsworth
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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.

Hence, bowling.

All of which to say, that thing looks useful! Among other things, I could imagine making schnitzel/katsu with it.


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tel jetson
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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.
Jami McBride
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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.
Ken Peavey
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My great-grandmother had a masher which was similar to the device in your pic.  She never made kraut, used it for mashed potatoes.


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My sweetie made me one out of a thick hardwood stick.....not as nice looking but totally does the job. 
tel jetson
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Jami McBride wrote:
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.


tried to interest my dad yesterday, but he didn't take the bait.  I forget that he's not generally interested in making useful stuff.  I'm not giving up, though.
Jami McBride
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That's cool, I understand.

I just love things hand made...I really value them.  So I've been thinking about this and I bet I could buy a turned piece of wood for a table leg or such and cut it down to do this job.

If I do I'll post pictures 
tel jetson
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shoot, my dad would probably show me how to use his lathe for something as simple as this.  maybe I'll give it a shot myself this weekend.
                    


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What if?

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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