I make a few jars at a time. This recipe is worth the 7 day wait, so plan ahead if making this recipe. These pickles remind me of my grandmothers 14-day pickles. I have tried this recipe with 6 gloves and the taste just isn't the same. If you don't care for gloves 6 cloves might be the route you take. Also, powdered cinnamon can be used in place of the cinnamon sticks. If you want to add the powder omit the cinnamon sticks and add 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon. I have only used the cinnamon sticks. These pickles don't last long in this house and I hope they won't in yours either.