Originally Posted by Michael in FtW
For just one chicken or a few pork chops - I use a large polycarbonate plastic food storage container that I got at a restaurant supply. For something bigger, I just use my big (30-qt I think) plastic Coleman cooler that I picked up at WalMart about 10-12 years ago ... yep - that spigot is handy!
For larger birds or chunks of lamb, goat or, well anything... Go to your local grocery store that makes and decorates cakes, ask them to save you an icing bucket when it is empty, ask them to rinse it out for you. Go back and pick it up for free. They are good for storing bags of flour, dried beans, and of course are food safe. Darn good brining bucket too. Spouts are available at Home depot if you want a draining spout in them (you have to drill a hole).