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Unread 08-01-2013, 09:47 AM   #11158
gaspipe1
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I have a 3 rack system, the lowest for a water pan. From the lowest rack to the top of the drum is 16 1/4". From the lowest rack go up 6" and drive a hole for the middle rack. Then 11" up from the lowest rack, for your highest rack.

With this system I have been able to smoke just about anything including a turkey w/ a water pan. Good Luck!

BTW just my 2 cents, I won't use a water pan or diverter anymore. I would use it for beans or a side. Last time I used my smoker, I made 3 racks of BB ribs. And water was dripping out of the intake pipe. So I no longer use a water pan, BUT I was told to use one if I am smoking ONLY breasts (chicken or turkey) otherwise it does not need it.
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