A Salinometer is an instrument used to measure the density of salt in brine. It is simply a glass tube specially weighted to give an accurate salt level for brine. Some people say they use a potato, but the inaccuracy of using a potato can sometimes ruin a whole project. So we say the best tool is the Salinometer.
HOW TO USE
Simply place the Salinometer into the brine mix and wait for it to settle. On the side of the Salinometer should be a chart. Where the water level is in line with the chart, is the correct reading of the brine density.
Some Salinometers work in °C and some in °F. It doesn’t matter what one you have as long as you have a conversion chart handy when making your brine as some recipes may use either measurement.