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Water or not whith Butt?

Discussion in 'Messages for All Guests and Members' started by tbakko, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. I am getting ready to put a 10# boneless butt on my new home built propane smoker. My question is wheather or not to put a pan of water in with it?
  2. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    I put water in my MES 40 pan whenever I'm smoking something that I don't want to dry out. (Butts, Briskets, Chuckies, etc,etc...)

    Personally I don't put the water in until after the first hour (I like to dry the outer surface a bit first), and I bring it to a low boil in the microwave before I put it in, so the smoker doesn't have to work harder heating the water.

  3. Thanks Bear, I will do just that, thank yo for the hel, I value your opinion. This forum is great, so many good helpful , talented people. I will post some Qview as I go.
  4. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I also use water unless I am using my UDS then I don't add water as the drum is such a moist environment so I don't bother. I usually boil mine as well before putting it in the smoker.
  5. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Only time I don't use water in my WSM is if it is really cold outside and I am having problems keeping my temps up, or I am cooking chicken. Then I will either use a lot less water or none at all to achieve the temps I am looking for.