My grandmother, Daisy Graf Fredricks, grew up on a farm and lived most of her life on a farm. She use to make these dill pickles. Here is the recipe written as given to me.
3 quarts waterI haven't tried to make these as I don't can anymore. I did when I was first married. It seems easier to just buy it now. Although, nothing is better than fresh from the garden home canned food.
1 quart vinegar
1 cup coarse salt
1 tablespoon alum
Mix all together and bring to a boil. Let boil for few minutes. Pour over pickles which have been washed. Put sprig of dill in bottom of jar. Pack pickles in jar with sprig of dill on top. Pour hot liquid over pickles and seal. This recipe is for quart jars.