I have never made pickles. Now I can't say that. Shari was great, laying out all the materials to pickle. I have a few cucumbers, but not really enough to pickle. The other issue I discovered tonight was that most recipes called for soaking the cukes for several hours beforehand. Given that, I picked another pound of beans, giving me a bit over a couple pounds. Those two pounds were cleaned, stuffed into jars and bathed in brine. I need to wait three weeks before I can try them.