Originally Posted by ccarter
.... I just have to get it to make sense for me. ........
Just for grins, you could dangle a temp probe halfway into the water (not laying on the bottom of the pan
) and see how long it takes to heat 3 gallons of water to the point where it stabilizes. You could do this the next few times you smoke.
Once with cold water, once with hot tap water, then once with boiling water.
Just a thought.