I have never made sauerkraut and have never tasted the fresh stuff--just what's sold in jars in the supermarket. What an easy thing to make! I still have a long wait to try it but I hope it's worth it. Because it's what I had on hand, I made mine from purple cabbage. It occurs to me that this would make a lovely addition to my Halloween menu.
I have referred to the Basic Sauerkraut Recipe from Old Growth Yiddishkeit..