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16 lb. cucumbers 10 lb. sugar 1 gal. cider vinegar 1 box pickling spices with red pepper 1 box alum 1 small can dill seed
Soak whole cucumbers in brine; 2 c. salt to 1 gal. water; 10-14 days.
Remove and wash cucumbers. Cut to desired size. Soak overnight in alum dissolved in 1 gal. water. Rinse and cover with vinegar for 6 hrs. Place cucumbers, sugar and spices in layers in jars. Cover with vinegar; cap and let sit for a few days.
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