i tried one of the large ones because the lid didn’t seal (so now it lives in the fridge). even wtih the grape leaf, it was still floppy. but it was good! a little bread and butter-ish, but i’m hoping that goes away with some time. i’m really looking forward to trying the little whole ones you can see in the first picture. we’ll see if leaving them whole helps with the crispness.
my brine included peppercorns, mustard seeds, coriander seeds (which i just pulled off my cilantro plants in my garden!), along with a clove of garlic and the dill.