Visiting my parents, one of their friends gave them a huge jar of kimchee cucumbers that were the best I've ever tasted. Of course, I came here to find a similar recipe and nothing I tried came close. I couldn't ever get the depth of flavor that I remembered in his kimchee...all I tasted was garlic and red pepper. Something was missing. The chef was gracious to pass along his recipe and instructions for putting up Napa and also cucumbers. This isn't a months-long process, so it's not entirely authentic, but the addition of the salted shrimp and the salted anchovies makes all the difference for me. The information in the parentheticals are his specific instructions to me. He had specific brand names that he liked, but I've taken those out. Prep time doesn't include refrigeration time.