Water Pan- Yes or no

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mook07, Apr 25, 2014.

  1. mook07

    mook07 Newbie

    Hello Everyone!  I will be smoking a corned beef brisket and a pork butt this weekend.  Still pretty new at smoking but I think I got most of the directions I need from other discussions throughout the forum.  Anyway, I wasn't sure if I should fill the pan with water or not.  I have heard both yes and no but wasn't sure if either of these would benefit having water in the pan or not...?  Since I am going to be smoking both of these together, I just wanted to get your take on it.

    Thanks!
     
  2. woundedyak

    woundedyak Smoke Blower

    Use the pan! It will keep you from chasing temps. Once you learn the WSM then run it with out the pan.
     
  3. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    easier temperature control in the WSM with the water pan
     
  4. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  5. mook07

    mook07 Newbie

    Thanks guys, good stuff!
     

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