Couple questions about sauerkraut fermenting
I bought 2 heads of cabbage. I have a 3-4 gallon glass container and a 1 gallon. Is it best to push the cabbage into the 1 gallon, or should I put it in the larger container? In the larger container, it would be more likely that all the cabbage would be covered by the liquid. Is there some reason having it all spread out more be a problem? I wasn't sure how important air is. Seems like using the bigger container would give it more air.
Also........I know I'll have to put something on it to weight it down, but do I want to keep the glass lid on too?
Or is it important to use something like a towel, where the gas can escape?
Thanks for your help!