20-25 4 inch cucumbers
1 cup coarse medium salt
3 cups water
1 cup white vinegar

Per jar:

1/8 tsp powdered alum
1 clove garlic
2-4 heads fresh dill
1 hot red banana pepper
  • Clean cucumbers well, put in cold water and soak overnight.
  • Combine salt, water and vinegar and bring to boil.
  • Pack cucumbers into hot sterilized jars (1 jar at a time). Put "per jar" ingredients into jar and fill with brine.
  • Seal jar and let cool. Repeat for each jar.
  • Re-tighten after cooling.


  • If you can't find fresh dill then you can use 3 tbsp of dill seed per jar.
  • If you want the amount of salt can be cut in half.