When brining meats using a home made mix you need to be sure that you have the correct % of salts in the fluid. The qty of salt in the water will tell you how long to soak your meats in the brine.
To correctly measure this you will need a Salinometer. A Salinometer is a specially built glass tube with a weight in the end, this tube is sealed which allows it to float in the water. The tube will sit at a certain level in the water and will show you on the indicator that is built into the tube the level of salt you have acheived, which in turn provides you with correct information to determine the time that you need to brine your meats.
Simply fill a tall jug with your brine mix and place the Salinometer into the water and check the reading.
For more detailed information (including charts) on the use of a Salinometer please refer to the Part 2.pdf in the document section of this store.
Posted by Unknown on 11th Jul 2016
Was Very Helpful In Making Consistent Brine
Posted by Russell on 13th Jul 2014
Purchased my salinometer and received it in no time Thanks for speedy service Have used it already and found it to be great time saver not guessing salt quantities for my brine mixes and getting it right first time
Posted by Ian Cullen. on 27th Mar 2014
Purchased this item and in less than a week it was delived to me in NZ.
Came well packed for a fragile item. Easy to read scale and was accurate in its reading when compared with another unit.
Payment details and order was confirmed quickly and dispatcheed the next day with confirmation of tracking number. Excellent service from a company with large range of quality products. Worth dealing with.