I am in Wausau Wisconsin. It is 10 degees outside with 6 inches of fresh snow. I am on shutdown at work so I have time to build a frame on wheels for my Smoke Hollow gas smoker with a windbreak so I will have that part taken care of. By the way any pictures or suggestions on how any of you have done this would be appreciated, I have an idea of how I want to make it but could always use input. My question today is for winter smoking is it better to use sand or water in the water pan. Thanks.