Between my mom and I, we had an abundance of cucumbers in our gardens this year. So I decided to put them together and make us some pickles!
I just used a pickling mix. Actually, I used 2 different mixes. One was the Ball Dill Pickle mix, and the other was Mrs. Wegmans.
Depending on what mix you use, it will have different quantities of water and vinegar. So you'll have to check the package for instructions. You'll also need jars, lids, bands and all of the other typical canning supplies.
Since the instructions are on the packages, I won't go through them here. But, basically you bring the water, vinegar and pickle mix to a boil. While this is happening, cut your cucumbers however you want them and put them in the sanitized jars.
Once the mixture boils, turn it off and ladle it into the jars, leaving at least 1/2" of head space at the top. As soon as a jar is full, apply the band and lid.
You need to process them in a boiling water bath for about 15 minutes - but check on the package to be sure. After you remove them from the water, leave them sit for 24 hours without moving them. If the seal on the lid does not pop up, they are sealed nicely. If it does, just store them in the refrigerator for up to about 3 weeks.