They are supposed to look like this.
Preparing the jars.
Processing the pickles. It's a little steamy.
Cooling off on the counter. They made the vacuum 'pop' pretty much right when I took them out of the pot.
For my first time, they turned out pretty decent. Only after did I discover that my husband no likey the sweek pickles. I'm going to have to give them out to relatives and friends. I only made 4 jars because this was the first time, but I do still have half a bag of cucumbers left, so I think I may pickle the rest of them this way as well.