garlic cloves (if you can get these pre peeled it will make it MUCH easier)
6 quarts water
1 quart vinegar
8 tbsp pickling salt.
mix the water, vinegar and salt and bring to a boil. Boil jars for 10 minutes, put lids in steaming water.
Pack your sterile jars, starting with one or two cloves of garlic (depending on size), a head or two of dill (depending on size) and a pinch of pickling spice. Fill it tightly with cucumbers. Fill it with the brine. Put on the lid and boil until they turn colour, about 5 minutes. That's it.