Originally Posted by thumpershere2
I'm weighing the cabbage down with a rock in a plastic food bag. So far not alot of scum on top but maybe this taakes more time. After I pushed cabbage down I put cheese cloth on top and then a plate and then the rock. I will let you know if it turns out. :D
You can remove the cheese cloth which, as I understand it, is between the shredded cabbage and the plate. It serves no purpose.
Hopefully your plate is close to the diameter of your "crock".
A "rock in a plastic food bag" sounds good - the idea is to have an even weight on your plate so the pressure exerted is even and moisture extracted from the shredded cabbage covers the "plate" entirely, submerging the cabbage.
Cover your entire assembly ("crock"+"plate"+"weight") with any reasonably loose weave clean cloth - cotton/linen kitchen towels are fine - you don't need to use cheese cloth.
keep us posted!