Anyone else here like fermented cabbage??? Eating it straight from the crock is best, however, I canned most of it for low-maintenance storage. A couple months in the crock was worth the torment of my wife complaining of the smell. I happen to love the smell of kraut!.....or as my wife calls it "the smell of garbage" HA! Now that it's canned, peace has come back in to my life once again.