I do the same as Carter but for the anal retentive cheese maker I supply the following...
1 U.S. gallon of saturated brine contains 2.6 lbs. sodium chtoride
1 ft3 (7.481 U.S. gailons) of saturated brine contains 19.4 lbs. of sodium chloride
1 pound of sodium chloride (NaCl) contains 5,994 grains of sodium expressed as CaC03
Completely saturated brine is a 26.4% solution of NaCI with a specific gravity of 1.20 at 20°C
(NOTE: At 25°C,35.9 grams of NaCl will dissolve in 100 grams of H2O; therefore, 35.9g/135.99 = 26.4% solution of NaCl)