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Old 02-07-2008, 06:01 PM   #11
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It's great because when I need to drain off the water, all I have to do is to place it, on the counter, near the sink with the spigot pointed down into the sink.
Yes, that spigot is a great thing. My cooler has a spigot too and I do the same thing.
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Old 02-08-2008, 03:33 AM   #12
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It should be noted that only FOOD SAFE PLASTIC contaniners and bags should be use to hold food. Garbage bags and plastic buckets and NOT food safe. Check this out:

Food Grade Plastic Containers For Brining - The Virtual Weber Bullet
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Old 02-08-2008, 05:54 AM   #13
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For just one chicken or a few pork chops - I use a large polycarbonate plastic food storage container that I got at a restaurant supply. For something bigger, I just use my big (30-qt I think) plastic Coleman cooler that I picked up at WalMart about 10-12 years ago ... yep - that spigot is handy!
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Old 02-08-2008, 06:22 AM   #14
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For just one chicken or a few pork chops - I use a large polycarbonate plastic food storage container that I got at a restaurant supply. For something bigger, I just use my big (30-qt I think) plastic Coleman cooler that I picked up at WalMart about 10-12 years ago ... yep - that spigot is handy!
For larger birds or chunks of lamb, goat or, well anything... Go to your local grocery store that makes and decorates cakes, ask them to save you an icing bucket when it is empty, ask them to rinse it out for you. Go back and pick it up for free. They are good for storing bags of flour, dried beans, and of course are food safe. Darn good brining bucket too. Spouts are available at Home depot if you want a draining spout in them (you have to drill a hole).

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Old 02-08-2008, 06:27 AM   #15
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It should be noted that only FOOD SAFE PLASTIC contaniners and bags should be use to hold food. Garbage bags and plastic buckets and NOT food safe. Check this out:

Food Grade Plastic Containers For Brining - The Virtual Weber Bullet
Thanks for brining that up and also for posting the link
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Old 02-08-2008, 07:31 AM   #16
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It should be noted that only FOOD SAFE PLASTIC contaniners and bags should be use to hold food. Garbage bags and plastic buckets and NOT food safe. Check this out:

Food Grade Plastic Containers For Brining - The Virtual Weber Bullet
Exactly, that is why I suggested brining bags from the cooking store or pickle barrels.
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Old 02-08-2008, 10:14 AM   #17
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Not sure what a special "brining bag" from a cookware stire would be.

Ziplocks are food safe (as far as I know) and perfectly sized. You could brine a golden retriever in their largest one (I do not recommend)
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Old 02-08-2008, 10:43 AM   #18
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It should be noted that only FOOD SAFE PLASTIC contaniners and bags should be use to hold food. Garbage bags and plastic buckets and NOT food safe. Check this out:

Food Grade Plastic Containers For Brining - The Virtual Weber Bullet

Excellent to know!
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I use one of these to brine large turkeys. It's great because when I need to drain off the water, all I have to do is to place it, on the counter, near the sink with the spigot pointed down into the sink.

It's also good because I can add lots of ice directly to the container to keep the food appropriately cold and the handle is good for picking it up/carrying it.
Definitely good thinking. I remember a Good Eats episode (deep frying a turkey, as I recall) where that very contrivance was used!

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Thanks for brining that up and also for posting the link
Excellent pun!
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thank you everyone for your replies, most informative.
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