I'm lazy and like an easy clean up, so I fill my water pan full of sand to act as a heat sink, then cover that with layer of heavy duty aluminum foil. I make sure I leave at least an inch or two from the top of the sand and the top of the water pan for drippings to collect. For clean up, I just throw the foil away and add another one. For briskets, I foil from the brisket from about 160 too 185 degrees, so I get all my drippings for the sauce from the foil.
“If you don’t know who I am, then maybe your best course would be to tread lightly.”
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