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Old 04-23-2014, 08:31 AM   #61
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Originally Posted by TailGateJoecom View Post
In addition to moisture, the water is a big heat sink. Replace the water with sand, that should give the heat sink benefit back to you. IT will also cut down the risk of grease fires with dripping fat hitting the hot bare plate of the water pan.
I may try sand or fire bricks. I have been using a disposable pan over the empty water pan to minimize the mess/cleanup. It still got a little hot and I could hear the drippings sizzle. Water also gave me cooler temps on the bottom 2 racks so that could be used if I needed to cook foods at different temps. Without water the racks are just a couple degrees apart except the top rack where the heat comes in. Still so much to try and play with.
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