Total Time
48hrs 39mins
Prep 48 hrs
Cook 39 mins

Old recipe; follow Ball book.


  1. This is exactly how recipe was written.
  2. Soak cucumbers overnight in clear water.
  3. Boil brine; cool overnight.
  4. In morning cut cucumbers into the size desired.
  5. Pack in jars.
  6. Place pieces of dill on top.
  7. Add 1/2 teaspoon alum to each jar.
  8. Heat the above solution.
  9. Pour over pickles hot and seal ( I think you have to waterbath).
  10. These will remain crisp for a year.