Mix 2.5 c. white vinegar
1.5 c. sugar
1.5 tsp. salt
1.5 tsp turmeric.
Let sit to dissolve the sugar while slicing vegetables.
Slice 4 c. cucumbers in a large bowl.
Add 1 large onion- sliced. May also add fresh sweet or hot pepper.
Pour vinegar solution over vegetables and mix.
Cover tightly and let marinate in the refrigerator 24 hours before serving.
Brine can be used again to make another batch when the pickles are all gone but is never quite as good the second use.