Hi, Sharron. I, and most of the people I know, (being rank amateurs),
use crock pots for our pickle. (You can find them cheap at garage
sales). They have covers (Pyrex) that you can just lift off and stick
back on. I’m not saying you have to get a crock pot; (they may never
have heard of them in sunny Saigon!); just that if you check around
you can probably find some kind of a lid (preferably glass or
something inert like that) that you can use to cover your new pickle
pot, that is easy on, easy off.