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Consumables and Accessories => Accessories => Topic started by: bears fan on January 30, 2011, 05:27:17 pm

Title: brine bucket
Post by: bears fan on January 30, 2011, 05:27:17 pm
I'm in the market for a brining bucket and I'm wondering what everyone's best choice for one is before I decide on one to buy.  I'd prefer something other than a 5 gallon bucket as I will not be brining anything that large or that big of quantity.  The largest thing I will brine is one turkey at a time.
Title: Re: brine bucket
Post by: squirtthecat on January 30, 2011, 06:01:27 pm
I use a cat little bucket (seriously), but with a brining bag inside of it.

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Title: Re: brine bucket
Post by: DTAggie on January 30, 2011, 07:24:39 pm
that is open for so many comments!
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Post by: howlin on January 30, 2011, 07:32:51 pm
i wonder if that would work for sauerkraut?
Title: Re: brine bucket
Post by: Habanero Smoker on January 31, 2011, 01:49:21 am
For smaller brining jobs I use the 8 quart Rubbermaid square food storage containers. They are fairly small in width, and tall so they are useful for a variety of brining jobs. They don't stain or hold any odor.

They also sell round ones in a couple of sizes. If you go to their sight and type in "rubbermaid food storage", they have a larger variety.

8 Quart Container (http://www.samsclub.com/sams/shop/product.jsp?productId=185785&navAction=)

Title: Re: brine bucket
Post by: 3rensho on January 31, 2011, 03:39:36 am
We buy food balls (mixture of seeds and fat) to hang in the trees to feed birds in the winter.  These are food grade and work a treat for brining.  Dishwasher safe and come in approx. 1 gallon and three gallon sizes.  I've used the same ones over and over again.
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Post by: Tenpoint5 on January 31, 2011, 06:48:04 am
I have a frosting bucket (3 gal) that I got from the local gas station that makes donuts (Casey's if your in the midwest)
Title: Re: brine bucket
Post by: bears fan on January 31, 2011, 06:59:54 pm
Sounds like I just need to make an inquiry at a local gas station to see what kind of buckets they may have from various types of items they cook.  Here I was thinking I may need to buy one ::)
Title: Re: brine bucket
Post by: squirtthecat on January 31, 2011, 07:09:30 pm

I have one of those frosting buckets from a nearby bakery as well.   3 gal - give or take.    They sold it (and the lid) to me for like 2 bucks.
Title: Re: brine bucket
Post by: Ka Honu on January 31, 2011, 07:51:11 pm
My large stockpot holds a plastic bag with a 14-pound turkey (which is about as large a bird as I cook anyway) plus the brine and fits in the fridge.  Anything larger I bag, brine, put in a cooler, and cover with ice and water (adding ice if necessary to maintain temp).
Title: Re: brine bucket
Post by: unclebuck on February 01, 2011, 05:40:17 pm
I use a 5 gal. stone crock that I inherited from my mother for my brine crock.  Easy to clean, and best of all sanitary.