I know this thread is old but I, too, can't believe what Bob has posted. First of all, he explained his issue very poorly, to put it mildly. Second, he was rude to the very people who were trying to help him. Lastly, it's absolutely ridiculous for him to be so obsessed about not dumping a little brine. All this trouble over a little salt water????? I am impressed with the patience others have shown to this rude, confused, and rather odd person.
BTW, all he had to do was put the salt in with the brine. I don't know where he got the idea that all the water would go to the top. The brine will mix in with the water, filling the gaps in the pellets. And he said he didn't want the salt on top but that it wouldn't overflow if he did put the salt in?????? The guy made no sense at all. The folks who tried to help him deserve a medal!