I was able to build brave from git https://github.com/brave/brave-browser.git following the instructions at https://github.com/brave/brave-browser/wiki. As per this wiki, I was able to run brave directly from the top level directory of the git repo workspace.
Now I want to be able to “install” this version somehwere so I can use the git workspace to build newer versions without interfering with the result of my successful build. I couldn’t find any info on this on the wiki page.
In case it is relevant, here is what I built:
commit 8af00a618b581da0792efeb2f0773bffac3cece3 (HEAD -> master, origin/master, origin/HEAD)
Author: brave-builds firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Sat Jun 29 12:00:12 2019 +0000
Bump version (0.69.17)