Blue Crown Crock to make saukerkraut
I bought a 5 gal. Blue Crown Crock at an auction. There are no cracks in it. It has a brown coating inside with no scratches or gouges. I made sauerkraut in it. After a couple weeks, the crock started "sweating" and I had to place it in a plastic container to keep it from ruining my floor. Salt condensed on the outside of the crock, as well. The liquid brine level inside also seemed to slowly diminish, as if the contents were leaching through the walls of the crock, and I had to add some salt brine to it. Is this normal or is there something wrong with the crock coating? Thanks.