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Fat_McNasty  [Team Member]
10/3/2007 11:03:43 AM EST
How long will sauerkraut stay good? I have some brats, to grill tonight and I found an old jar of opened Kraut in the fridge. How long will this stuff say good?
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SamColt  [Team Member]
10/3/2007 11:05:54 AM EST
it's rotten to begin with
I suppose it will be good forever
Greenhorn  [Team Member]
10/3/2007 11:05:55 AM EST
It's already bad. I suppose the answer is 0 days.

badfish274  [Team Member]
10/3/2007 11:06:21 AM EST
Till hell freezes over.
Another_Dude  [Team Member]
10/3/2007 11:06:53 AM EST
Longer than a frozen MRE.
glocklover  [Team Member]
10/3/2007 11:12:07 AM EST
The only things that will survive after a massive nuclear attack will be roaches and sauerkraut.

(I love sauerkraut----mmmmmm good.)
Jrock82  [Member]
10/3/2007 11:13:41 AM EST
Eat it and if you get sick then you will know whether or not it is unspoiled.
Deej86  [Team Member]
10/3/2007 11:14:17 AM EST
Dibs on your gunz.
psyops4fun  [Team Member]
10/3/2007 11:17:16 AM EST
Jar hasn't exploded yet = Still good.
Masha  [Member]
10/3/2007 11:17:53 AM EST
It is intended for a very long refrigerator life, comparable to salad dressings. I assume you closed the jar really tightly the last time you used it.

I would suggest eight weeks maximum, though (around two months).
Phoebus  [Team Member]
10/3/2007 11:19:34 AM EST
I've used saurkraut batches for three months without spoilage.

If you want it even longer, just store it in a weak brine and it will keep for a looooooong time.
Ohio  [Member]
10/3/2007 11:24:24 AM EST

Originally Posted By Fat_McNasty:
How long will sauerkraut stay good? I have some brats, to grill tonight and I found an old jar of opened Kraut in the fridge. How long will this stuff say good?


If it doesn't start good, can we say it ever stays good?

Two alleged foods that are not allowed in my house: sauerkraut and liver.
If my family wants either, they can cook it at grandma's and eat it there.
salsa  [Member]
10/3/2007 2:34:42 PM EST
Mmmmmmm sower crowten!
CETMEfree  [Team Member]
10/3/2007 2:38:06 PM EST
Sauerkraut is not good to begin with, although it is rather tasty.
Quintin  [Team Member]
10/3/2007 2:39:11 PM EST

Originally Posted By Deej86:
Dibs on your gunz.

Dibs on ammo.
MNGuns  [Team Member]
10/3/2007 2:39:26 PM EST
I asked the same a year or so ago about dill pickles. Ended up eating the jar in question, and look at me...Just fine...
RooBear  [Member]
10/3/2007 2:40:25 PM EST
it's already rotted cabbage, so you should probably throw it out. Do it for the children.
Infamous  [Member]
10/3/2007 3:09:44 PM EST
shit i ate year old sauerkraut out of my fridge. i put it on the stove to heat it up nice and toasty, no problems


dont let the naysayers intimidate you, have your brats and beer
raygixxer89  [Member]
10/3/2007 4:13:13 PM EST

Originally Posted By Infamous:
shit i ate year old sauerkraut out of my fridge. i put it on the stove to heat it up nice and toasty, no problems


dont let the naysayers intimidate you, have your brats and beer


He means the picled cabbage,not the weinies! Hell,I've used saurkraut that was a few YEARS old and no harm done! The lid was closed tightly and I mainly did it because I was too lazy to go back to the store after just leaving it to buy brats and beer. Figured: "what the hell,if I get sick I'll just miss 1 day of work!"
CWO  [Team Member]
10/3/2007 4:14:13 PM EST
Flies won't land on it - so I'm guessing a long time.
TheCynic  [Team Member]
10/3/2007 4:20:26 PM EST
Fresh sauerkraut = shit yourself
"Bad" sauerkraut = shit yourself

That said, there is nothing better than a stadium dog with some kraut and mustard.

protus  [Team Member]
10/3/2007 4:22:23 PM EST
i ate 7 yr old tamelas ,,canned ones,,,, and a mre that was late 80's/early 90's/... IMHO it accented the flavor
im still alive,,,


think about it man,, pull up your sack and grab hold your grillin "brats" or least i hope your man enough to do so.." so be man enough and eat the kraut...worse case you you get the shits and some bad gas..


drink some good brew,, and balme it on a hang gover..or puss out and be a bitch and whine you got the shits over bad "food"
fishngrits  [Team Member]
10/3/2007 4:23:38 PM EST
I'm not sure you can kill it.
giacutter  [Team Member]
10/3/2007 4:35:32 PM EST
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm..............kraut!!!

You guys that don't like it.....you're missing out, but more for me!
Sgt-2434  [Member]
10/3/2007 4:44:12 PM EST
with that amount of sodium..................forever........
CWO  [Team Member]
10/3/2007 4:45:37 PM EST
I believe that the terms "stay" and "good" are mutually exclusive.
GunLvrPHD  [Team Member]
10/3/2007 6:11:59 PM EST
Forever. When my grandmother was a child at the turn of the last century most of their winter-time food was sauerkraut (her dad would buy a barrel of it). Canned food wasn't readily available back then and no refrigeration either.
giacutter  [Team Member]
10/4/2007 4:36:55 PM EST
Bump for more kraut goodness.


ETA: And to find out if FatMcNasty is still alive after the zombie chow kraut.

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