Aunt Bee's Kerosene Cucumbers

6 tsp whole allspice
1 bunch dill
6 lumps alum
6 hot peppers
1 quart cider vinegar
6 cloves garlic
2 quarts water
6 slices onion
1 cup salt

Wash and dry enough cucumbers for six sterilized 1-quart jars. In the bottom of each jar place a portion of the dill, 1 hot pepper, 1 clove of garlic, 1 slice of onion, 1 tsp of whole spices, a small lump of alum, and cucumbers. In a saucepan combine the vinegar, water, and slat. Let the mixture come to a rolling boil, the pour into the jars. Seal immediately. Makes 6 quarts