This recipe is from a dear friend, a fellow quilter, and one of my "adopted" grandmothers, Caroline Trumpold, of Main Amana, Iowa. Dill beans are a German treat to look forward to every summer, if you are fortunate enough to find fresh yellow wax beans. This year I made them over Labor Day after stumbling on the wax beans at a high-end grocer in downtown Iowa City. The summer before I got the beans from a vegetable stand upon special request. The recipe is for about one pound of beans. I think I had two pounds and did a recipe-and-a-half of the brine.