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water pan question


Joined Oct 11, 2010
hey there everybody, went out fishing today. came home with a bunch of striper and blues. im going to smoke em up! my question is this, do i or do i not put water in my water pan while smoking fish? thanks for all your help.


Smoke Blower
Joined Feb 8, 2010
I use the water in my water pan, but I'm hot smoking when I smoke fish. If you're cold smoking fish - drying it out to preserve it, then you're talking low temps, long time and no water.


Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
Joined Jun 5, 2009
Well I don't smoke fish as I'm not a fish person, but most of the water pans are used for different things. I use mine s a great heat shield against the firebox & keep temps regulated. What kind of smoker do you have? That would help alot
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