This recipe makes a basic pickling brine that may be used with a variety of vegetables. After making the brine you can add dill weed to your canning jars with cucumbers and have dill pickles. Use the same brine recipe and add garlic and jalapeno peppers to each jar and you have hot, garlic, dill pickles. Or...just add bread and butter pickling spices and you have bread and butter pickles. In other words you can use this same basic brine recipe and make whatever pickle you want. You are only limited by your own imagination.
For large batches just double or triple ingredients.