I'm going to try to use some of my cabbage up this week. I'm starting sauerkraut. I don't have one of these jars. You can use a jar that has a loose lid, or just plastic wrap on it. And as long as you let it sit out for 3 days before you put it into the refrigerator, it should be fine. I'll make some today, and the rest when we return from vacation. It is very good for your intestines because it is full of probiotics.