Pickling Lime a few hours before you put them up.
fresh washed cucumbers, cut into how ever you want them
1-1/2 TBS dill seed
1-1/2 cloves garlic
1 quart white vinegar
2 quarts water
3/4 c salt
Wash your cucumbers and cut as you want them in your jars. Put in a stainless steel pan or plastic bowl. Mix up the pickling lime and pour over. Put in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours. Rinse well and pack into jars.
In each quart jar, put the dill seed and garlic. Pack with the cucumbers.
Bring the water, vinegar and salt to a rolling boil.
Heat your lids up in a small pan.
Using a measuring up or anything that is heat resistant, scoop up some water and pour in the jars, up to the rim. Put a hot lid on them and tighten the lid. Turn upside down on a towel and let set for 15 minutes. Turn right side up and tighten the lid more, if possible. They are ready in 3 weeks.