Fantastic pickles! I used 3 fresh dill fronds, 1/2 tsp peppercorns, and only about 1 Tbsp salt during step one. My cukes were a little large so I could only get four in the jar (and I had to cut all but one in sixths instead of quarters). After adding the brine to the packed jar, I had about 1/3 cup extra brine which I had to discard. Otherwise followed the recipe as written. Thanks so much for sharing!