Originally Posted by WhiskeyPigBbq
I bought this with a water pan with the intention of using it with water. Without water the temps spiked. Granted I was not running a ring.
These pits are so well insulated they cook moist w/o water. I've cooked both ways and now prefer no water--dont like having to add as it evaporates. Consider unglazed ceramic tiles or low fire terracotta clay in place of the water. Doesnt evaporate and serves as a heat sink like the water does.