Originally Posted by Ron_L
I hate dealing with greasy water so I run my WSM dry (Foiled pan for cleanup). I've used water and I can't tell the difference in the food.
What Ron said. In winter here, the water just eats fuel and slows the cook. In summer, its normally humid as hell, and I've done with and without water in my WSM's and the only difference is with water, I have a mess to clean and it takes longer, and uses more fuel!