2/3 cup pickling salt
1/4 head green cabbage, cut into 2-inch pieces
8 cloves garlic
8 fresh grape or black currant leaves, each the size of a silver dollar
12 dried red chile peppers (optional)
4 large heads fresh crown dill (bloomed dill), stems trimmed (or 4 teaspoons dried dill seeds)
30 to 40 Persian or other small cucumbers (about 6 inches long and 1 inch thick)
Be careful opening the jars. Fermentation causes the bringe to carbonate and it may spray. And don't worry if the garlic changes color; it's still edible.