first time canning - dill pickles... fridge life after opening?
For the first time I decided to grow some pickling cucumbers (that's all they were marked as at the nursery) and I've been getting a good amount. So, last weekend I picked some off and made up some dill pickles (link to the recipe I used is below). Anyway, I had two questions really...
1) do I need to let them "marinade" for any period of time before opening the jars back up and (hopefully) enjoying them?
2) after opening the jars, and obviously storing in the fridge, what would the life-span of them be?
I processed these in a waterbath according the instructions. Right now they're tightly sealed and in my pantry and everytime I go in there I hear them calling me ha ha.
I'd appreciate any information anyone has! Pickling/canning is a bit intimidating at first, kind of like learning a whole new language (not to mention a skill!) so I'd like to at least do it correctly.