Test brines in olive barrels and maintain salinity of specified level.
What does an Olive Brine Tester do?
Tests brine in olive barrels, maintains salinity of specified level, and inspects olives for evidence of spoilage: Knocks bung from barrel, using mallet. Siphons sample of solution from cask and reads indicator level, using hydrometer, to measure solution salinity. Replaces solution or adds water or salt to maintain brine salinity at specified level. Feels, smells, and visually examines olives to detect spoilage, wrinkling, and discoloration. Reseals barrel with bung, using mallet. May add vinegar or lactic acid to solution to retard spoilage.