• 8 lbs pickling cucumbers (discard 1/16” slice from blossom end of each cucumber). This will make about 9 jars of pickles, though this may of course vary.
  • 32 cups water
  • 1.25 cup pickling salt
  • 6 cups white pickling vinegar.
  • 0.25 cup sugar
  • 8 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons pickling spice (I just use Club House brand)
  • About 9 heads of fresh dill (1 per pint jar)
  • About 45 cloves of garlic (5 per pint jar)


  • 2 lbs fresh green beans
  • ¼ cup pickling salt
  • 2.5 cups white vinegar
  • 2.5 cups water
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 4 heads dill
  • 4 small jalapeno peppers
  • 1 tsp dried thai chili peppers
  • 1 tbsp peppercorns
  • 2 or 3 bay leaves


  • Bring everything except beans to a boil
  • Add beans and boil for 10 minutes
  • Seal into jars


  • 16 cups mix of chopped cucumbers (discard 1/16” slice from blossom end), silverskin onions, and chopped cauliflower.
  • 24 cups boiling water
  • 1.5 cups pickling salt
  • 6 cups white pickling vinegar
  • 6 cups water
  • 9 cups sugar
  • 0.625 cups mixed pickling spice (I just use Club House brand)

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