Use these ceramic weights with our stoneware pickling crock. The weight rests on top of your pickling ingredients, keeping them below the brine and preventing molds and other contaminants from making contact with the fermenting foods. Each is hand made by an Ohio company that has been crafting them for over a century. High temperature-fired for durability. Ram pressed. Food-safe and lead-free. 8 1/4" diam. weight fits 3-gal. picking crock. 9 1/4" diam. weight fits 5-gal. pickling crock.