I didn't have a big enough vessel in which to brine my 20 lb. Thanksgiving turkey. I did, however, have one of those big roasting bags leftover from last year. I put the turkey in the bag and poured in my brine. I worked all of the air out of the bag and tied it tightly. The turkey was completely immersed and in a much smaller space than using a big pot or bucket. I turned it over a couple of times during the next 24-hours just to be sure that the brine reached every nook and cranny.[p]Judging from the finished results, it worked!