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Water bowl...when to use, how much?

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

I have always been filling my bowl up 1/2 way in my Vertical Brinkmann Smoker.  I have heard some people just put sand in it.  

 

Is there ever a time when you use water or sand, fill it up 1/2 way or full or not at all?  I'd like learn some different techniques.  Thanks, guys!

post #2 of 6

I use sand all the time. It makes for a much easier cleanup & you don't have to keep adding water on a long smoke.

post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 

Thanks, Al.  I like the "less cleanup" part!

post #4 of 6

 

 I'm a fan of using sand too. Not only is clean up a breeze it also provides steadier temps. 

post #5 of 6

Some guys like the water for added moisture

Some use sand for a heat sink

I don't use anything in my water pan

Just foil it for EZ Clean Up!

 

 

Todd

No Creosote! A-Maze-N Smokers

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post #6 of 6

I foil mine, when I smoke a turkey I use a cheap white wine ( 1 gal ) only put half in at a time.

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