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View Poll Results: Do you cooking with water in your smoker?
Yes 85 62.50%
No 39 28.68%
No, I fill it with another substance 12 8.82%
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Old 06-05-2014, 11:33 AM   #1
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Do you use water in your water smoker when cooking?
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Old 06-05-2014, 11:44 AM   #2
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At times, if i want to keep temps down.
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Old 06-05-2014, 12:14 PM   #3
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Yes, I love the way my ribs come out of the Backwoods with the water pan. Just can't be beat.
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Old 06-05-2014, 12:20 PM   #4
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I have a WSM and a PM Vault. Never had a need for water, the insulated cooks moist.
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Old 06-05-2014, 12:56 PM   #5
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I do in my BWS G2 Party, but never did in my WSM.
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Old 06-05-2014, 01:17 PM   #6
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Depends on what i'm cooking and how I plan on cooking it...so yes and no.
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Old 06-05-2014, 01:28 PM   #7
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I have a Large Spicewine that was designed to cook with water.
As the manufacturer recommends that water be used when cooking, I follow the direction to get the best results and avoid all issues with flare ups if the pit were to get too hot.
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I think it depends on the cooker. If you're talking a cabinet smoker and need to even out temps between the racks it could benefit....but it doesn't add moisture to the meat.

If you are talking a vertical smoker like a WSM or UDS There isn't any need. IMO WSM were designed for the novice in mind so they can easily maintain temps but with more experience you can do with out water. Going with out in a WSM will increase fuel efficiency, and let you get hotter temps. In a UDS without water in the way you just get more flavor because your drippings can flash on the hot coals.

So it just depends on your cooker imo.
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Old 06-05-2014, 01:42 PM   #9
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For me, most of the time, in an insulated cabinet smoker. I float a second pan on top of the water. This mostly to avoid a greasy water mess to dispose of.
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Old 06-05-2014, 03:53 PM   #10
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Good idea on an oil/juice pan float.
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Old 06-05-2014, 08:42 PM   #11
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Depends
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Old 06-05-2014, 09:15 PM   #12
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I use water in the water pan of my Humphrey's religiously.... I figured the engineer added the water pan for a reason, why fix what isn't broken....

Great heat control with a perfect cook every time and absolutely no condensation or water forming inside the cooker. I insert an empty rack and use a disposable foil pan to catch all the grease and drippings, makes a quick and easy clean-up.
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Old 06-05-2014, 09:50 PM   #13
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I run my insulated cabinet without water. I get better fuel economy that way. I line the water pan with foil to make cleanup easier. I cook mostly above 300. My temps are rock solid. Other than the top rack temps are very even.
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Old 06-05-2014, 10:01 PM   #14
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Yes at times, but not always.
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Old 06-05-2014, 10:38 PM   #15
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Always use water in my wsm and insulated cabinet smoker
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