Water or not???

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by ndtiger, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. ndtiger

    ndtiger Newbie

    Do I use a pan of water with my new Char-Broil smoker or not. Always did with my kettle type but dont see many folks on here using it with a smoker with a side fire box.
  2. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    back when I used to use my SFB smoker(gave it away), I used to put a water pan near the area where the heaat from the sfb came into the smoker. worked pretty well.
  3. gregzee

    gregzee Smoke Blower

    Im not sure if its "the correct way", but when I am hot smoking something like turkey or chicken, I put sand or Firebricks instead of water in the pan. When i need to maintain a lower temp for a longer period of time I keep the water pan hydrated.

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