Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

Good for brining roasts and especially foods you like to barbecue, like ribs.


  1. Place peppercorns, thyme, bay, garlic, water, salt, and brown sugar in a saucepan,.
  2. and heat to a boil, stirring until salt and brown sugar dissolves and mixture becomes.
  3. mostly clear.
  4. Remove from heat and stir beer. Allow to cool.
  5. Pour mixture over selected meat (chicken, pork, turkey, etc) in a food safe container or plastic bag, ensuring that meat is covered (make more brine if needed).
  6. Refrigerate meat and allow to brine for about 12 hours.
  7. Then remove meat from brine and pat dry, afterwards cooking as desired.
Most Helpful

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Excellent Beer-Based chicken Brine. I heated the water to a boil FIRST, then stirred in the Sugar and Salt only, as these would be the only two Dissolve-ables. After they were dissolved, then I stirred in the remaining ingredients and Beer. It was excellent on simple, grilled chicken breast. Made it much more tender than actual TENDERS! No more dry chicken!