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
1Wash and sterilize 6-7 pints or 3-4 quart jars, lids and rings.
2Wash and prepare cukes to your liking (quartered lengthwise, sliced thin rounds, sliced thin lenghwise, chunks, etc.)
3Combine garlic, salt, vinegar and water (brine); heat to boiling.
4In the bottom of each jar place 4 (or 8 depending on pint or quart) peppercorns as well as dill.
5Remove garlic from boiling brine and divide equally between jars. Pack cukes in jars to within an inch of the top.
6Pour brine over cukes to within 1/2 inch of top. Top with a lid/ring and place in water bath.
7When all jars are in boiling water bath process 10 minutes. Jars 'pop' when removed from bath.
Originally Posted: Wed, Feb 23, 2011