I did did't I?
We used to use a dinner plate and a gallon pickle crock with water in it for weight.
Now I use a piece of high-density polyethylene (like the good cutting board are made of) cut to fit in the crock, but I still use the pickle crock.
I am surprised to see how many people add water to there kraut when there making it. I don't know if there cutting corners, using "bad" cabbage or just don't know the correct way to make it.
I don't cut corners on my personal Kraut. But this is for the chickens. It will still ferment. And I am using bad cabbage, leftovers from the garden, things chickens love.