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drip and water pan in mes 40 - ronp?

post #1 of 5
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I noticed in a qview that some of you use an aluminum drip pan above the water pan. Is that just for ease fo cleaning? I'm putting on a pastrami in about 30 mins and I'll send pics...probably to beef.

I've also had some problems getting up to temp but it has been really cold (for Alabama) and I am still kicking outsome great q.

I owe ya'll a bunch of qview!
post #2 of 5
I use it strictly to catch the liquid and use it later for reheating.

Good luck.
post #3 of 5
Thogh I don't own an MES (yet) a lot of times in the smoker I will not only put a pan under the meat to catch the drippings but love to add a pan with some chicken or beef stock into an empty area of the smoker, it picks up all that smoky goodness and adds a GREAT flavor to many dishes.
Imagine, a soup recipe calls for chicken stock, well Hell, why not a smoked chicken stock to kick it up a few notches?
post #4 of 5
Awesome idea smoked chicken and beef stock! Maybe even throw some veggies in the drip pan.
post #5 of 5
To catch the juices to use later...but with a pastrami you'll probably find that the juices are pretty salty and that's why I don't do it for those.

Be sure that if you do use a pan that it's not so big that it covers up the whole shelf blocking the smoke and heat.
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