From TOH Magazine. I'm hoping that these will turn out similar to the refrigerated dill pickle spears from the store that I love so much! Time doesn't include cooling times or the minimum of 24 hours that the pickles need to sit. The time to bring the vinegar mixture to a boil is included in the prep time. **Note: I've received a comment that this recipe, as written, is very salty. So if you don't care for salty dill pickles, than I'd suggest cutting back on the salt. Please keep in mind that the salt does act as a preservative, so that decreasing the salt may decrease how long you can store these pickles! **Additional note: yes, it does call for 40 sprigs of dill. Please note that is sprigs of dill leaf, not heads of dill seeds (as often are used in pickles).