Brine that bird! It will be very juicy and full of flavor, I highly recommend it. I have been brining for years - turkey, chicken, salmon, tenderloin - the difference is amazing. I found a great container this year, The Briner, something new and you should check it out. I bought it on line, and it worked like a charm. Handled our 23 lb Thanksgiving Turkey with room to spare, and I didn't need a heavy bowl to weigh the bird down. This thing is pretty slick. Will grab some photo's of my next round of beer can chickens after I stuff a few of them in The Briner first.
$40 plus shipping is pretty stiff for a plastic Bucket...The local Grocery store Bakeries...Give Buckets away and a Zip top bag of water or brine will keep the meat submerged...$40 bucks buys a lot of Turkeys or Chickens!!!!....Better in the Smoker than in a Bucket...JJ