Regardless how my fermentation experiments will turn out — or how long I’ll be experimenting with this — it definitely does one thing; teach me patience. I had the same issue when I was making beer. I wanted it to be done NOW! But you put into the pot whatever you put in to make the magic happen, LAB, yeast, whatever, and then you wait. There is really nothing more you can do but wait and that has something very soothing about it. When I make beer, I love hearing the bubbles bubble out of the airlock, knowing that there is stuff happening in there! The same with the sauerkraut — to see the changes every day, little bubbles building in the kraut…there’s something very cool about that, no?