I think most people must like their pickles extra crispy because every recipe I find seems to turn out pickles that you can easily snap in two. I like mine...softer? Limper? Not crunchy? I'm not sure how to describe the texture I'm after exactly, but the ones I've made aren't my favorite. I've been using the cucumbers from my garden and making the pickles through water bath canning. They taste good, but I don't like the texture. Would they be less crisp if I tried another method to make them like hot fermentation (dry canning)?