Half-sour pickles are full-on, sweet/sour/salty goodess. They're pickled for a short time in a lower-salt brine allowing them to retain a fresh crunchiness that some pickles lack. Making small batches like this allows you to eat them up while they're still a the peak of crispy goodness. However, they will keep for a long time submerged in their brine, becoming softer and saltier with time. Cooking time is waiting time. Enjoy! This recipe is from Matthew Rowley via his blog "Rowley's Whiskey Forge."