Originally Posted by chibi
I have built 2 gravity feed cookers. modeled after several different brands. I love them both very efficient and my temps are very equal in the chamber. I also use a water pan with my cooker. I feel it does a better job of keeping the temps consistant. Both Stumps and Superior are very nice units as well as Spicewines. just depends on what you want. Cannot go wrong with any of them.
Do you have any pics of your water pan for your smoker? I'm in the process of building a stumps clone and I planned on using a water pan. My idea is that it will act not only as a heat deflector but also help maintain the temp of the cooking chamber and act as a drip pan.