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Old 06-16-2010, 08:05 AM   #1
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Default Probably a dumb question: Water Pan

How much water do you put in the water pan? I did a 3.5lb chuckie on Sat and the water pan was nothing but crispy goo after 5-6 hours. No yummy juices.
I put in about 6 cups of water.
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Old 06-16-2010, 08:06 AM   #2
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IF the cook temp is over 212 you will lose water quiickly. I check it each time I mop and add water (or whatever I'm using) as needed throughout the cook.
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Old 06-16-2010, 08:10 AM   #3
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6 cups of water for me would probably only last about an hour. I fill my wsm water pan to the top (3 gal) . It lasts at least 8 hrs. I've never used the juices in the pan for eating not saying you couldn't.
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Old 06-16-2010, 01:46 PM   #4
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Mine holds about a gallon of water and I have to refill about every 1.5 hours. I've recently starting putting the water pan on the middle rack. Still boils but I don't have to fill it nearly as much.
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Old 06-17-2010, 10:50 AM   #5
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I usually fill the pan up 2/3 and keep an eye on it.
One of the best pieces of Brethren advise for me was wrap that water pan in heavy foil for ease of clean up
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Old 06-17-2010, 11:17 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by pahutchens View Post
One of the best pieces of Brethren advise for me was wrap that water pan in heavy foil for ease of clean up
Fill it up, it's easier to dump out than scrap the bowl, but line it with foil and it's always easy to clean.
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