Originally Posted by TheBrewinator
I personally use the crock from one of my crockpots with a 1 gallon ziplock bag filled with water for the weight.
Homer, do you know how warm it was when you tried it and it went bad?
It must have been in the 80s. I started it this spring and it was a very warm spring.
FYI - I used the bag before and it worked well, but I switched to a styrofoam plate to hold the kraut down after my first gross batch. Turns out the heat was the culprit I think.