Had a good time today playing with the WSM. Used the advice from Saiko and foiled the water pan, then filled with sand, and covered that with more foil. Filled the charcoal ring with Royal oak, and chunks of cherry. Rubbed down a 9 pound shoulder with Simply Marvelous Cherry Rub As I posted earlier in another thread this thing was leaking like a sieve and running a little hot so I plugged up the holes with come aluminum foil. You can see a little rust on the bottom dial - not bad. After about 9.5 hours it was sitting at 173 Pulled at about 12 hours - 200 degrees. All wrapped up and waiting for the game tomorrow.... I the mean time, I cranked up the Egg and did some pizza for dinner. Thanks for looking, and for the feedback/adise on the WSM!