Those of you who had the pleasure of growing up on the East Coast of the United States may have had one of these traditional Kosher pickles, made primarily by Jewish businesses. They are by no means your store bought pickles. They are even better then your favorite deli's pickles. These pickles are what all other pickles are founded on; quality.
DO NOT be scared of making pickles. This is easy, and I will give it to you in layman's terms.
In a good authentic Kosher pickle there is no vinegar. None, not a drop. What kind of pickle has no vinegar? A good one. Think of it this way, a pickle with vinegar is a pickle that could have been really good, but the maker decided to cheat, and quicken the process.
How long is the process? 5 days, from start to finish. Too many for you? Then its time to move on. Want a fantastic, authentic, Kosher/Jewish pickles? You have found your recipe.
Let us begin.
P.S. The jar. I get my jar(s) by buying a big jar of crap pickles from a food warehouse. Then I wash it and pour some boiling water in it, and it is ready for use. I also boil the cap just in case, but have made many batches without ever using boiling water and I have never taken ill. Only reason I do use the boiling water on occasion is because my wife is around.