i've been wanting to make pickles for awhile so i finally got 'round to it. i had bought some mini cucs a few weeks back at the store but unfortunately i let there them to long and they rotted...so i went to publix and bought some regular cucs. sliced them up and boiled the jars to sanitize. i made 2 flavors (wanted to keep it basic for my first time) Jar #1 - 1TBS Dill weed - 1tsp white pepper (didnt have pepper corns) Jar #1 - 1TBS Dill weed - 1tsp white pepper (didnt have pepper corns) - 1tsp Chipotle powder brought 3 cups water and 2 3/4 cups white vinegar to a boil and reduced heat. then stirred in 1/4cup kosher salt. i got a little nervous because i didnt hear the POP till about 30 mins..then the 2nd one popped probably 20 mins after that. now ive got them stored in a dark place in my closet. Going to wait 3 weeks and them give them a try Here are the pics! Question...the seasonings keep accumluating at the bottom..should i shake the jars ever few days or so? or does this not matter?