Brining is the way to go. We have 2 birds brining now. Brine consists of one cup sugar and one cup brown sugar to 2 gals of cold water, 4 oranges and 3 lemons quartered and squeezed, 6 sprigs of thyme and 6 sprigs of rosemary.Wife works tomorrow, so we are doing it on Friday. Have a 25lbs’r that I am going to try to fit on the egg. Going to brine for the first time.