It sure does. Mine was in the brine at 7 this morning, out at noon and then into the buttermilk and egg wash to soak. Then floured, back in milk and egg, floured again, and then in fridge till I knew kid was on his way. And bless his heart, he called and said hold the frying, I'm bringing fresh corn. A friend has a greenhouse, and gave him 6 ears so we had fresh cream corn as well.
The brine is important. And fresh corn!