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Old 01-22-2013, 05:56 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by JMSetzler View Post
You are going to get a 50/50 answer on this one probably.... Those smokers, like the WSM, are sorta designed to be used with a water pan. If you want easy temperature control at temps between 225-275, I would use the water pan with water. If you want to cook at temps above 275, You will probably need to nix the water.
Yep, you won't get a 100-percent definitive answer on this question.

I use water in my water bowl in my WSM. Others will tell you to use sand, or a clay pot, or rocks, or whatever. And, we all get good BBQ from our setups.

IMO, there is no "right" answer to your question -- just preferences.

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