Brines can be versitale.....start with the basic salt, sugar, water/ice, and add to your hearts content. Thyme, Sage, Rosemary, Bay Leaves, garlic, some onion, a lil white wine, peppercorns, and chilli flakes are one i use alot. Apple cider, Maple syurp, cloves, peppercorns, cinnamon sticks, bay leaves, are another one i use in the winter months. Soy sauce, Pineapple chunks AND juice, garlic, green onion, chili flakes or fresh jalapeno, and ginger for an asian/hawaian taste. Just play around and find what you like. Possibilities are endless.