A "Briner" is a fan of the cable television host
and cook Alton Brown. Originally it referred to fans of Alton's show Good Eats but now can refer to fans of Feasting on Asphalt
and Iron Chef America as well. Specifically it refers to participants
on the message board at www.goodeatsfanpage.com. The name
refers to Alton's technique of soaking turkeys and other meats in a flavorful salt
solution to enhance their flavor, a technique called
"Brining", hence "Briners".