So I have an offset

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by utesfan, Aug 21, 2007.

  1. utesfan

    utesfan Newbie

    firebox smoker. Do I need to add a pan of water the the chamber? Or is this for electric smokers?
  2. ba_loko

    ba_loko Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I always add a pan of water (actually, a pan of apple juice). How well it actually works to stabilize the internal temps and/or add moisture has long been debatable.

    By the way, welcome to the forum. We're glad you're here!
  3. utesfan

    utesfan Newbie

    Does it matter how much water I add? Does it make the meat jucier? If I dont add water will it affect it?
  4. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    what kind of offset ? we may be able to help- i use a baffle,tuning plates, & a disposable turk pan (w/ approx 1/2 gal of water ) in it- it keeps the temp low but also uses a lot of fuel as yer basically steaming off yer wood... (lets not even get into chicken grease)long story short- & not to confuse you... what do you have ? - then we can answer questions...
  5. coleysmokinbbq

    coleysmokinbbq Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Hi UtesFan!...Welcome to the SMF!...[​IMG]...We're glad to have you aboard!!...
  6. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF! The answer to your question is that it is your choice. Some do, and some don't. If you are new to smoking please check out Jeff's 5-day ecourse. Also, go through the Charcoal and Wood Smoker sections of the forum. You will be able to check out procedures, modifications, and techniques that are specific to many different makes and models of smokers. At that point you will have some good information that may help you. If not, keep asking questions, the friendly folk here will make answer.

    Take care, have fun, and do good!



    P.S. - It would help us to answer your questions if we knew the make and model of your offset.

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