Originally Posted by Subzerogriller
Welcome to the family! Looks great! I haven't been around here much lately, so maybe you've already read this, but keep in mind with a WSM you don't need water. Just need a heat sink. Foil your water pan, foil that clay saucer you've got there, toss the saucer in the water pan, spread a sheet of foil across the top of it all to catch drippings, and your clean up will be MUCH easier. Just a recommendation from someone who's done it both ways. Looks like a great cook, and obviously your guests agreed!
I thought you really did need the water to keep the meat moist? I have much to learn...
I'll try w\o water using the method you described. I'll need a new clay sauce as the heat from the starter cracked it in half.