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this is the standard recipe if you have just 4 lbs of cukes, i usually have bags and bags that i do at a time.
garlic peeled and split
12 - 14
sprigs fresh dill
Wash and sterilize 6-7 pints or 3-4 quart jars, lids and rings.
Wash and prepare cukes to your liking (quartered lengthwise, sliced thin rounds, sliced thin lenghwise, chunks, etc.)
Combine garlic, salt, vinegar and water (brine); heat to boiling.
In the bottom of each jar place 4 (or 8 depending on pint or quart) peppercorns as well as dill.
Remove garlic from boiling brine and divide equally between jars. Pack cukes in jars to within an inch of the top.
Pour brine over cukes to within 1/2 inch of top. Top with a lid/ring and place in water bath.
When all jars are in boiling water bath process 10 minutes. Jars 'pop' when removed from bath.
Last Updated: Wed, Feb 23, 2011