But first: let’s establish the difference between a brine and a wet rub. Brining is great for adding moisture to make wild game juicy. The purpose of marinating is to tenderize and add flavor. Marinades, pastes, and wet rubs are best used on muscular cuts as they break down the muscle fiber. Remember, marinades appreciate a good massage, so get in there with your mitts and rub it up. Allow a resting of 2-24 hours. Refrigerate as necessary.