This is now my favorite pickle recipe. It has just the right amount of vinegar for my taste. The original salt amount was too much for our liking so I reduced it slightly this year and now this my number one favorite recipe.
8 lbs. cucumbers- Washed. Let soak in ice water 2 hours.
4 cups 5 % vinegar
12 cups water
2/3 cups salt (this year I used 7 1/2 Tablespoons)
16 cloves garlic halved ( I use more)
8 sprigs dill weed
8 heads dill
Variation: This year I also added mustard seed to some of the jars and that was also delicious!
After the cukes have soaked for 2 hours.Fill the sterilized jars with 2 halves garlic and dill head,then cucumbers and remaining two halves garlic and dill. Pour the boiling brine over and process 15 minutes.