Put cucumbers into clean stone jar.
Dissolve sat in 1 gallon boiling water; pour while very hot over cucumbers.
Cover and weigh down, being sure cucumbers are covered. Let stand 8 days.
On 9th day, drain and pour 1 gallon boiling water mixed with alum over.
On the 10th day, drain again and add 1 gallon boiling water.
On the 11th day, combine vinegar, 6 cups sugar, celery seed and cinnamon sticks; pour boiling hot over drained pickles.
For the next 3 days, drain off and reheat the vinegar mixture, add 1 cup sugar each morning.
With the 3rd heating, pack into jars that have been sterilized. Pour boiling liquid over pickles and seal at once.
First published: 1996-01-27 last updated: 2013-06-23
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