This article is from the Food Preserving FAQ, by Eric Decker firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
From: Eric Decker
Muslim is excellent for brining processes. Cheesecloth works almost as well. Use
an oversize piece and tuck it down between the product and the walls of the
vessel. Skimming is dead easy now as you lift up the sides and tuck into the
forming a neat sac which contains the scum. Do make sure to purge the scum each
as the acid level will not be correct otherwise.
Rinse the cloth and reuse right away if you wish.