Really big pickling cucumbers, okay to use?
This is my first year growing cucumbers for pickling, second year making pickles. Some of my cucumbers got really big, like 2-3" thick or so and 6+" inches long. Are these too big to slice and make dill slices out of? Also, some of them have been sitting in the fridge for a few weeks waiting for enough to ripen to make a full batch. They're still quite firm feeling, but are they going to be a bad idea to make into pickles? If so, what should I do with them?