The Briner Jr.

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The Briner Jr. has a locking plate that keeps all your food submerged securely and hygienically. Used by award winning chefs, restaurants, culinary schools, caterers and competition BBQ teams.

The bucket is is manufactured from food grade, BPA free plastic. Also available: 22 Quart Briner.

Locking Plate
The Briner’s built-in locking plate slides down and locks in place to hold whatever you’re brining below the liquid. No more stacking plates to keep your food submerged.

The 8 Quart Bucket Holds:

  • Holds whole chicken or pork shoulder
  • Can also be used for corned beef, sauerkraut and pickels

Product Details:

  • 8 Quarts
  • Dimensions: 9″ D x 11″ H
  • Holds whole chicken or pork shoulder
  • Can also be used for corned beef, sauerkraut and pickels
  • Proudly designed and made in the U.S.A
  • Color: White

Additional information

Weight 6 lbs
Dimensions 11 × 9 × 9 in

29 reviews for The Briner Jr.

  1. Dempsy Winans (verified owner)

    I received this on time and in perfect condition. It works perfectly for brining small to medium-sized batches of stuff. I brined a 10# bag of boneless, skinless chicken breasts and it was nice not having one “floater” in the whole batch. Everything was held under the brine exactly as intended. Much easier than putting a saucer or foil-covered brick or something on top of your meat to keep it submerged.

  2. J (verified owner)

    A great alternative to the larger ‘Briner’. Briner Jr. easily fits inside an ordinary home refrigerator. Accommodates wide variety of foods for brining smaller quantities with less ingredients used.

    Would recommend both items at Sausage Maker’s great pricing with their free and fast shipping!

  3. IndianaJoe (verified owner)

    I just used this briner for the first time this past weekend. It is an excellent product that does exactly what it was designed to do. the only fault that I can find with it is the cover,it is a bit flimsy(it resembles the lid from a 3lb coffee can),but i can live with that.

  4. Shawn Daugherty (verified owner)

    The Briners concept is simple but it is, genius. It is well designed, easy to use, and works as it should. Used this to do a wet cure for buckboard bacon worked great and I did not have to worry about a zipper bag leaking etc…

  5. Miroslaw Wilk (verified owner)

    Good briner+++

  6. NOEL LORENZO (verified owner)

    Perfect Briner. Perfect size for what I need it

  7. Mike B (verified owner)

    The Briner Jr. is going to serve my small batch pickle needs superbly.

  8. Leaping Lapin Farm (verified owner)

    Perfect size for fermenting cabbage. Very good size. Would work for any fermentation of veggies. I covered in a clean cloth and used the plastic holder to keep cabbage at brine level. Worked very well. Better than my old heavy crock.

  9. Anonymous (verified owner)

    The securable insert to hold the material below the brine is pure genius.

  10. Rick Brown (verified owner)

    I love this product. this was a gift for my son and his family. I’ve been using mine for years now and wouldn’t use any other product.

  11. Brad Brown (verified owner)

    You’ll find lots of reviews about this and most are the same, this is a fantastic idea and a way to brine items, but the plastic is pretty thin. I can see someone taking it out of a fridge when its full of water and hitting it into something sorta sharp and punch a hole into it.

  12. Michael Silsby (verified owner)

  13. Roy Jackson (verified owner)

    Always a good experience. Great customer service.

  14. Mikhail (verified owner)

  15. Richard Poore (verified owner)

    Great product that works as advertised. It’s the perfect size for my small family of two — turkey breaths, whole chickens, small pork butt all fit fine. However, if you have visions of brining a whole Turkey go with the bigger model!

  16. Scott Hendrickson (verified owner)

  17. Cody Bateman (verified owner)

    Order arrived on time. No hassle or worries. Will be ordering from here again.

  18. Crazy Louise (verified owner)

    I like this size for the smaller batches of pickles and sauerkraut I make. It is a bit large for some of the pickles, but I’m happy with the design that I don’t care if there is more headspace than desired.

  19. Doug B (verified owner)

    If you are fan of brining there is no better product to make brining easier and keeping your food submerged in the brine. I have this one and the larger model as well. Now if I could only get it to automatically flip my meat. 😉

  20. Mario Partida (verified owner)

  21. Andrew Skuntz (verified owner)

    awesome for brining ………takes the guess work out of finding the right container

  22. Alexei Tchertkov (verified owner)

    Isn’t I have expected. The plastic is too thin.

  23. Sheryl Valentine (verified owner)

    We use these to brine chickens in for Competition. Space saver, time saver, mess saver!

  24. BRUCE (verified owner)

  25. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Works as advertised, made brining easy. Highly recommend.

  26. PointCut (verified owner)

    The sturdiness of this 8qt Briner Jr container matches its big brother Briner 22 qt as well as the internal locking plate used to keep products submerged. A Really BIG HOWEVER, the cover looks and feels so flimsy and cheaply made that it is really disappointing for this brand to cut corners and go cheap as possible on the cover.. Hopefully I can find a sturdy cover that will last as long as the bucket. Final Words, Bucket 5 and internal locking plate get 5 Stars. The cover gets negative 5 stars…

  27. henry krueger (verified owner)

  28. Jonathan Sharp (verified owner)

    Works great, easy to use, easy to clean.

  29. Robert Tartaglia (verified owner)

    I have a Briner Jr. and a full size briner, but I would suggest that a briner about 3 gallons would be ideal for home use, with a diameter about the same as the large briner. The big briner is a little tall for the average refrigerator. I like to brine about 8-10 lbs of salmon at a time and the Jr. is too small and the big briner is 2 big.

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