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TealStBBQKing
01-28-2017, 01:19 PM
I recently got Prague Salt and I'm looking to do some pastrami soon but I need something to brine it in. I've found some Rubbermaid containers on Amazon but the cost to ship is equal to the containers themselves and I'm kind of a cheap SOB for stuff like that. Anyone know a brick and mortar that would sell those food safe container or would a 2 gal Ziploc work just as well for a brisket flat?

JohnH12
01-28-2017, 01:33 PM
You could go here:
http://shop.thebriner.com/Brine-Containers_c4.htm

I just use a 5 gallon insulated Igloo drink cooler. About $20 at Walmart.
I just take a couple of the shelves out of my spare refrigerator. I use a vacuum sealed brick to hold the meat down if it wants to float.Works fine.

Burnt at Both Endz
01-28-2017, 01:39 PM
Might check at some bakeries for 5 gallon icing buckets, some throw them away.

dadsr4
01-28-2017, 01:41 PM
Go to your local bakery and ask about empty plastic buckets with lids. Some even give them away, others charge a small price.

TealStBBQKing
01-28-2017, 01:43 PM
The bakery idea is pretty great there are couple near me I'll look into that thanks!

dadsr4
01-28-2017, 01:53 PM
A small cooler also works out. I use one of these
https://mobileimages.lowes.com/product/converted/034223/034223004514.jpg
since I already own one. One advantage is that, with the brine and meat cold when they are put in it, a little ice will allow it to set outside the frig, if you monitor the temp.

TealStBBQKing
01-28-2017, 01:56 PM
A small cooler also works out. I use one of these
https://mobileimages.lowes.com/product/converted/034223/034223004514.jpg
since I already own one. One advantage is that, with the brine and meat cold when they are put in it, a little ice will allow it to set outside the frig, if you monitor the temp.

Would adding more ice mess up the bring ratio or does it hold well enough you're not adding much ice?

dadsr4
01-28-2017, 02:12 PM
Would adding more ice mess up the bring ratio or does it hold well enough you're not adding much ice?
If it worries you, a cold pack would work. In practice, for me the ice seldom melts while brining.

quamdar
01-28-2017, 03:02 PM
Second on the bakeries. I get mine from Sam's club, they have 2, 5, 6, and rarely 4 gallon buckets. Work great for brining if you have a spare fridge to keep it cool in.

chicagokp
01-28-2017, 03:59 PM
I have a briner and it works great. You could always put ice in a zip lock bag if you are worried about diluting your solution.

IamMadMan
01-28-2017, 04:15 PM
Bakeries and Deli's will give/sell buckets from icing, filling, and pickles.

Also cambro food storage containers come in a variety of shapes and sizes. I use these for marinating and brining.....
http://www.webstaurantstore.com/3099/square-white-food-storage-containers-lids.html

dadsr4
01-28-2017, 04:30 PM
Interesting article
Food Grade Plastic Containers For Brining
http://www.virtualweberbullet.com/plastics.html

TealStBBQKing
01-28-2017, 04:51 PM
Interesting article
Food Grade Plastic Containers For Brining
http://www.virtualweberbullet.com/plastics.html

Thanks dadsr4 this has a ton of information

TealStBBQKing
01-28-2017, 05:14 PM
I settled on a 8qt Cambro after reading the virtual weber bullet article thanks everyone for the help and I'll be sure to post the pastrami when it's done!