So I found a pickling crock on Craigslist today for 30 dollars. I couldn't pass it by as I have been looking for something for large batches of pickles. Sooooo.... it turns out that 15 gallons in my head... is WAYYYYY smaller than it is in real life. I am seriously shaking my head at myself right now!
For reference, it is 2 feet tall and that is a 45 pound child in there.