I made these for my son and he said they were too vinegary at first but after 4-5 days they mellowed and were very good and would eat again. He suggested maybe adding less vinegar at first, a little more sugar and hickory smoke for flavoring. Nice it isn't as salty as regular pickles.
Husband loved them and so easy.
Unbelievably easy and turned out perfect! I might cut back just a little on the sugar and add a few hot pepper flakes. Better than most store bought!