When we were in Indiana visiting Andrea she got us hooked on her homemade dill pickles. They are so much fresher than store-bought, and you can still taste the cucumber along with all of the other sensations. So when we got home we bottled some up and today we finally opened up a bottle and tasted our product. They were not as good as Andrea's, but oh so good anyway. And we made a few notes on the recipe to do the next batch better, such as less salt and more red pepper flakes. And we decided that we need to be putting up a batch every week if we eat a bottle a day (as we did today). It takes a couple of weeks in the fridge for them to pickle, and it is hard to wait - but well worth it.