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foshizzle

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The Briner Bucket
« on: November 12, 2020, 12:19:12 PM »
For those of you looking at brining.
The Briner Bucket is pretty handy. Yes you can do it another way cheaper but this makes it a little easier for me and over the long run can pay for itself. I was not sure what size to get so this may help someone out.

The big bucket in the picture has an 11 1/2 lb whole turkey in it with 3 gallons of brine and the liquid comes up to the top of the ďeĒ. Was hoping to use the smaller bucket, which is great for chickens, but wanted to keep the turkey whole for this cook and was a little too tight to fit in the small one. If I spatchcocked or cut into pieces the small bucket could have worked.

Hereís a good description from LEM and I know Bed Bath and Beyond also carries the big one.
https://www.lemproducts.com/product/briner-buckets/all-smoking-dehydrating


 


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« Last Edit: November 12, 2020, 09:24:40 PM by foshizzle »

HoosierKettle

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Re: The Briner Bucket
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2020, 02:42:58 PM »
Iím generally anti accessory but Iíve always thought these were reasonable and would be convenient.

I still havenít pulled the trigger and Iíve still never bribed anything so I need to try it out.

Thanks for the size description. What brine did you use?


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foshizzle

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The Briner Bucket
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2020, 09:12:26 PM »
Iíve tried 3 different kinds. My favorite is the Oakridge Game Changer.  It just seems to keep the bird more moist and not over power the natural flavor. The Rodelle Turkey Brine, which is sold at Costco right now has different flavors like Apple, Allspice, Cranberryís and Orange Peel which my family likes but itís a little too gourmet for me.
Kosmos is pretty good too.

Itís also simple to make your own brine.


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« Last Edit: November 12, 2020, 09:25:33 PM by foshizzle »

Transit98

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Re: The Briner Bucket
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2020, 08:51:51 AM »
I brine when doing full birds in the smoker and fryer. I use a 5 gallon pail and boil seasoning and salt than add ice and soak the bird overnight. Works great. I have always wanted to get one of those brine pails but I know itís just another thing to keep in the house. You can also brine in a cooler.


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crowderjd

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Re: The Briner Bucket
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2020, 09:16:14 AM »
We use the America's Test Kitchen turkey brine, and I've always done it in a home depot bucket (bought new each time) and two kitchen garbage bags.  Easy peasy. 

https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2007/11/cooks-illustrated-roasted-brined-turkey-recipe.html
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Walchit

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Re: The Briner Bucket
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2020, 10:07:03 AM »
One of the sizes is said to fit perfectly in the chill right? They sell them at the bbq store in KC. I might grab one this year

stubblebum

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Re: The Briner Bucket
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2020, 05:53:39 PM »
One of the sizes is said to fit perfectly in the chill right? They sell them at the bbq store in KC. I might grab one this year
I have never wanted to buy a chill because I didn't really see me using it much, but I was always thinking of it as a beverage cooler. This statement is making me reconsider, because there is never enough room in the refrigerator when brining something or chilling large cuts of meat like pork butts.

Mikeyd

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Re: The Briner Bucket
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2020, 03:40:49 AM »
https://www.thebbqsuperstore.com/Marinade_Injection_Bags_s/1913.htm

These bags are all I use. I would highly recommend them. Great for brining or injecting big pieces of meat.  Also itís easier to put this in the fridge than a bucket.


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Mike Huff

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Re: The Briner Bucket
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2020, 06:15:01 AM »
I brined two breasts last Thanksgiving. They came out pretty terrific. It was a undertaking making the brine vs buying a mixed one. Very worth it though, and I'll go with it again this year.  The brine bucket looks like a good gadget. I like gadgets, and having something to make brining easier will encourage me to do it more often. Brining really steps up the turkey and chicken cooks. There's a whole world of possibilities I'm sure.....so much to cook, so little time...hahaha! Thanks for the post

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Walchit

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Re: The Briner Bucket
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2020, 06:11:48 PM »
One of the sizes is said to fit perfectly in the chill right? They sell them at the bbq store in KC. I might grab one this year
I have never wanted to buy a chill because I didn't really see me using it much, but I was always thinking of it as a beverage cooler. This statement is making me reconsider, because there is never enough room in the refrigerator when brining something or chilling large cuts of meat like pork butts.

I got my chill for 10 bucks! Lol
Super random glance at marketplace and saw the plastic lid.
I used it to defrost the husky last year, but I didnt brine.
Ive also used it to cool pots of hot sauce without warming the fridge up. I dont use it much, but when I do it seems very valuable.

sonofabutcher

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Re: The Briner Bucket
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2020, 08:39:43 AM »
I have both sizes and they come in handy. I use the JR almost weekly brining chicken. 


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