Originally Posted by Ron_L
The ceramic mass of the BGE does a great job of stabilizing temps so I've never seen the need to use a water pan. More mess to clean up.
But, that would make a nice drip pan to sit on top of the plate setter of on the lower grate of a two grate setup.
Being relatively new to this type cooker, I have always used it for keeping the temps even. My vision Kamado is very good at heat retention, but I feel that the water radiates a more even heat across the grill. As the fuel below burns off in different spots the water pan absorbs the heat and evenly distributes it across the cook area. IMHO
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