I've made "pickles" before. But not in the true sense. Just cukes thrown in vinegar with salt and pepper. I was going to wait until my vacuum attachment arrived to speed the process. But my wife knew I was interested in giving this a try. So she picked up a couple packs of mini cukes. And my sister had a recipe she swore by. So, I gave it a go. 3 1/2 cups of water 2 cups white vinegar 1 tablespoon sugar 3 tablespoons course kosher salt Bring the vinegar, sugar, and salt to boil. Place 2 teaspoons each of minced garlic, dill seed, dried dill, minced dried onion in each jar. Cut enough mini cukes into spears and pack somewhat loose in jars. Pour hot brine to 1/2" from top. Secure lid. And allow them to cool before putting in fridge. I'll let them set for a week and see.