The Briner – Review and GIVEAWAY!

by Kevin on August 21, 2013 · 17 comments

I’m a firm believer in brining poultry.  Without going into a long diatribe with all the reasons why, I’ll simplify by saying it exponentially increases the juiciness of your meat.  To see a list of the brines I have posted on this site go HERE.

The problem with brining is that it’s somewhat difficult when dealing with whole chickens and turkeys.  What do you use?  A large bag?  Will it leak?  What about a pan?  No, it won’t cover the whole bird.  A cooler?  Yep, you could do that, but then you better scrub the heck out of that cooler and decontaminate before and after.  That sounds like a lot of work.

What about a large, thin bucket designed to hold multiple birds and fit in most fridges by simply removing a shelf?  Ah, yes, perfect.

Briner 4

I brine a lot.  I mean…a LOT.  So imagine my excitement when my friends at St. Louis BBQ Store introduced me to this fantastic product.  I think my exact words were, “Oh my.  This is perfect.  Wow, I’m brining something today.”  I did just that, brining two 5lb chickens overnight.  It was a cool night – the low was about 50 degrees – so I didn’t even use my fridge.  I made the brine, put the chickens in and dumped a small bag of ice over the top.  12 hours later there was still a thick layer of ice.

Briner 1

I haven’t even told you the best part – the genius behind this invention.  There is a movable shelf that locks above the food to guarantee everything remains completely submerged in the brine the entire time.  Genius I tell you, genius!  That is certainly the most difficult part of brining, and they’ve solved it!

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So, perfect size, fits in your fridge, doesn’t leak, locks the food below the water line, fits in many coolers…what else do you need from a briner?  Whatever you’re brining, soaking, or marinating – from birds to corn on the cob and everything in between – this is the answer.


St. Louis BBQ Store wants to give you one of these briners just in time for your Labor Day BBQ.  Seriously, how nice are they!?   They are going to give away the Briner Jr.  It’s a little smaller than the one I used in the pictures above, but it will still fit an entire whole chicken or pork shoulder.  The best part about the Briner Jr. is that it will definitely fit in your fridge without removing any shelves!  It has an 8 quart capacity and measures 10.5″ high and has an 8.75″ diameter.

All you have to do is use the Rafflecopter tool below to enter!  We’ll close entries on Sunday, August 25th.


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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

Mike Sluss August 25, 2013 at 2:13 pm

So Kevin a snap down lid better that a brick right


Chas August 25, 2013 at 11:56 am

I will be excited to try brining with this product


Jen Royer August 25, 2013 at 11:49 am



Whitney Lindeman August 24, 2013 at 6:44 pm

Loooove Gates sauce!


Evan August 24, 2013 at 2:02 pm

I’ve already bought one Primo Oval XL from the St. Louis BBQ Store, but I could always go for another!


Lizanne August 24, 2013 at 1:40 pm

Ummmmm…nobody told me you had PEPPER JELLY!


Kevin H. August 24, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Yes! Isn’t his store great!?


Laura August 24, 2013 at 9:42 am

Would love to have one of these!!


Kevin August 24, 2013 at 10:19 am

Sorry, Laura, but excessive exclamation points aren’t allowed on my site. I have to disqualify you from the giveaway.


Maggie Klaverkamp August 24, 2013 at 9:01 am

Looks great for brining our Thanksgiving turkey and our home brined corned beef for St. Pat’s Day too.


Michael Sliker August 24, 2013 at 8:52 am

Wayyyyyyy better than 2 gallon Ziplocks and a stock pot! Which I just used overnite on 2 chickens. Awersome invention!!


BJ August 24, 2013 at 8:13 am

What a cool looking product… I could sure use one! Great giveaway idea.


Fred August 24, 2013 at 8:10 am

Along with the briner I could use one of those PG500 Pellet Grills. Keep up the great job of providing us with all the information and recipes.


Joe August 22, 2013 at 12:06 am

Awesome website and great information. Keep it coming


Steve August 21, 2013 at 11:49 am

I could have used one of these this weekend! Very cool.


Whitney Russell August 21, 2013 at 8:52 am

That is pretty genius! Thanks for the fun giveaway!


Matt Tucker August 21, 2013 at 6:24 am

I need a couple of the Briner Buckets to get me through the fall / winter smoking season.


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