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Salt - Density & Grain Sizes Compared
« on: February 23, 2010, 08:36:31 PM »
I read some posts from people wanting to know how to compare different kinds of salt.
The following may be useful  -
                                                      Density of the salt                     (microns)
Type of salt                               lbs/cu.ft              g/ml                    crystal size

Morton
Top Flake Coarse                       57-61                .91-.98                       870

Top flake Topping                      60-64                 .96-1.03                     550

Top flake Fine                            62-69                .98-.110                      370

Cargill/Alberger
coarse topping                           33-41

Alberger flake                             44-48

Alberger special flake                 45-54

Diamond crystal kosher              33-41

alberger fine                               44-83

alberger fine flake                       51-57

I hope this helps someone.  It showed me the importance of measuring by weight when possible.
source: Morton/Cargill





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Re: Salt - Density & Grain Sizes Compared
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2010, 02:10:14 AM »
Good Post.

I'm still looking to source some non-iodized flaked salt. All I can seem to get it small boxes of it at the grocery store..
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Re: Salt - Density & Grain Sizes Compared
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2010, 03:06:36 AM »
Wayne, maybe someone up by the lake makes some food grade flake salt? I mean, they mine thousands of tons of the stuff up there.
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Re: Salt - Density & Grain Sizes Compared
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2010, 05:15:08 AM »
Cleveland does actively mine a huge salt deposit. 
But that does not seem to translate to finding what i need at Sam's or Costco.

Maybe i need to find a local factory outlet for Mortons...
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Re: Salt - Density & Grain Sizes Compared
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2010, 08:23:57 PM »
If you are near a city try a bakery supply wholesaler, you might need to get 50 lbs, but salt is pretty cheap

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Re: Salt - Density & Grain Sizes Compared
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2010, 10:12:08 PM »
Wayne I believe Dairy Connections Sells flaked salt. Yes they do! I thought I bought it there.

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They sell thing in the commercial end they don't sell in the hobby section too. I saw a lot of stuff when they toured me around not on the hobby site. Hobby is just for smaller packages.

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Re: Salt - Density & Grain Sizes Compared
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2010, 08:32:40 AM »
Just seems counter intuitive to sit directly on top of one the worlds largest salt deposits, and then pay shipping to have salt shipped in from Wisconsin.
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Kinda like living in Napa Valley Ca., and ordering grapes to be trucked in from Washington state
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Re: Salt - Density & Grain Sizes Compared
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2010, 09:16:43 AM »
Did you try Cargill? 2400 Ships Channel (216) 651-7200.

Or see if GFS in Strongsville has it in stock or will order it for you. They carry other Cargill products. It's just up the street, I think same spot where the old Home Depot used to be years ago. :)

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Re: Salt - Density & Grain Sizes Compared
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2010, 05:54:45 PM »
When I was staitioned in Hawaii we I lived next door to the sugar mill (awful smell but cheap rent) and we had to have sugar shipped in from Calfifornia

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Re: Salt - Density & Grain Sizes Compared
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2010, 06:37:07 PM »
I have been using "Morton's Pickling Salt" with excellent results.  It is produced to dissolve quickly for making pickling brine.  Inadvertently it works with cheese and costs about $1 per pound.

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Re: Salt - Density & Grain Sizes Compared
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2010, 11:09:05 PM »
I have been using "Morton's Pickling Salt" with excellent results.  It is produced to dissolve quickly for making pickling brine.  Inadvertently it works with cheese and costs about $1 per pound.

I picked up a bunch of that at seasons end really cheap at WalMart it does disolve almost as fast as it hits the water.