What is the best or recommended container for brining? I made some smoked salmon for fathers day and it turned out excellent considering how little time I had to do it. The hardest part was coming up with a good container for the brine. What I ended up using was a very large plastic bowl with a lid that we use for salads sometimes, and then using a bowl to weight the two pieces of salmon I had down into the brine. This worked but didn't seem very elegant of a solution and I think it could be better. Would it be better to pour the liquid into gallon bags? Assuming there was room so that the fish would be better submerged? What do you all use for your liquid brining methods?