I've been making these pickles for three years now. I grow all my own ingredients. The recipe is fine as written and you don't need to change it. Naturally, we all do that anyhow. What I do, that I learned from others, is chop the flower ends off of the cukes so that they stay firm and crunchy, and I add a small grape leaf (wash first) for the same purpose - the results are great. I don't add chemical astringents. Sometimes I add a little pickling spice for a change, or a hot pepper in the jar for a little zip. I use fresh dill heads ALWAYS, but you can substitute I guess. Never had a failure. I eat them every day, give the pickles as gifts, have tastings with the kids, compare batches like wine vintages. It's fun. I haven't bought a jar of pickles in a two years.
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I've been making these pickles for three years now. I grow all my own ingredients. The...