Brining meat has become very popular as of late, but the truth is that it’s not all that new, though in the past we have only referred to the process as marinating meat!

Brining refers specifically to marinating with a liquid that contains salt. Traditional marinades tended to be acid-based, which can help tenderize meats as well as introduce flavors to a rather shallow depth.

Brining, on the other hand, relies on the laws of nature to actually force a specific fluid into meat by introducing a higher concentration of salt in the brining liquid.