I almost always line the inside of the water pan with foil for easy cleanup (22.5")
One piece of foil is not wide enough to cover the pan so I take two sheets and lay them on top of each other
On one side, I tightly fold them over about .5" a few times. Then open it up like a book, now it's big enough
This was a first....
Charcoal was burning (minion) and smoker assembled other than the lid
At this point the pan was still empty, don't remember exactly for how long but no longer than five minutes, if that
I started to pour the hot water into the pan and in a matter of seconds the foil puffed up like a balloon, not fully, but far enough where it definitely got my attention
Not exactly sure what happened...
My guess is, that at some point I either tore a hole in the foil somewhere or the seal between the two sheets wasn't tight enough or both
The water got under the foil somehow and do to the pan being hot, it flashed over to steam expanding rapidly.
I normally have the water near me and ready to go, so once the pan is in the smoker, I pour in the water
The point is, that stuff can and does happen if one is not alert, in a hurry or whatever
Nothing happened to me, but, I could have gotten a nice puff of steam on the hands/arms/face
Anyway, thought I'd run this by you guys for a heads-up
Edited by JP61 - 6/11/16 at 7:14pm