plastic bag. My favorite is the Hefty 2.5 gallon bags. I can only find them at BJ's. They can fit butts and briskets no prob. I've never needed a bucket but would use a home depot 5 gal bucket if necessary. Some guy came around at a comp with a special brining bucket that he invented that had a screw down lid to keep meats submerged. It was like $20. I threw the card away. HD bucket wins if I need it.
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