Google is a wonderful thing. =P Guess I should do some research before I fire off questions I could easily answer myself.
Brining... it's salted water! I did know what it meant somewhere in the back of my mind, it just needed a little prompt to move it back up into the "active" section of my brain. haha
Here's a cool link that describes why brining
works so well. At the end of the article are a couple other links about it as well. I'm learning lots today!