This recipe sounds weird, but it works well and makes pickles you can keep for up to a year. If you want them to taste like spicy kosher dills, add a hot pepper to each jar. If you want them extra crispy, add a pea sized lump of alum to each jar, but it's not required. This recipe is especially good for home gardeners since you can make as little as one jar at a time, instead of waiting for a large amount of cucumbers at once. These sometimes seal in the sun, and sometimes not, but they will keep for a year in a pantry or a basement regardless.