They smelled like delicious Kosher Dill Pickles on day 3...
I put them in a cooler, out-of-the-way place to ferment.
But I ignored them. If I'd paid more attention, I might have topped off the liquid, but I didn't.
I'd noticed early on that the cheesecloth seemed to wick away the liquid from the top, but I didn't think much about it. Later, it dried out. I never checked back.