Originally Posted by UP IN SMOKE...
I just think that is has to be more than just convenience. I just think the water/steam add to the flavor and moisture? what does sand add?? I'm interested too try the sand now.
As you can see by the other posts it really is for convenience. I didn't do as great a job in explaining as some of the other folks did but the jest of the method and reasoning was there. As I said, experiment with both and see what you like because that's what the most important....you have to be happy with what you do and results you get. Good luck!!