How to Make Dill Pickles -- This is what I found and go by to make my dills. The only thing I follow is the brine recipe -- I use fresh dill from the farmer's market and three large garlic cloves per jar and I add about 1/4 tsp alum per jar. DELICIOUS. R
You can also use this recipe as a template for pickling other vegetables. Okra, green beans, garlic scapes, and even carrots all make delicious pickles if you're feeling like branching out into other parts of the garden!