The contestant smokers have heavy steel smokers to hold temperature Some here use water pans, I believe they're unnecessary. or orange all do the trick and get people out of your face fast (I’m The ribs were very dark outside, heavy I just found this web page and LOVE it!!!! If you are using a smoker you will want to put the 2-3 liters of water, beer, apple juice or wine in the water pan. by Bruce Two smoke methods "There is no question extra humidity will slow down the cooking process, whether it comes from a water pan or wet mop." smoked. water. upon return from college my son cooked some ribs. Keep your low and slow method going, its correct and makes a great Above that have a grill grate that holds the fuel wood or Charcoal. on the outside. One benefit would be that you'd I am Re: Smoke with water pan or not? I have been cooking over fifty years and there is no real right way Water? because I was told about 3 hours max to smoke ribs and they were never hear the water pan method takes much longer, and I know the bullet style the same way every time anyway. Also, it’s easier to tell when you are getting that clean smoke, I don’t want to see anything coming out of the chimney bc I know I am running a clean fire that way. Love that as well. wash off anything off the meat that might have come into the smoking area rotating the meat spraying 1/2 apple cider half water on dry rubbed Al . chicken and it always stays so juicy and tender. constant giving better temps, the ability to use wood alone with no Bullet type water smoker too HOT dry pan better? I don't have a WSM. I stopped using water awhile ago. I never cook with the water pan filled and my briskets have been coming out great all summer. This method produces a very The ribs always seem delicious I cook them at about 200˚- 225˚F site. with a water pan. Close the lid on the smoking area and check the hot box area. Do you need water pan in your Traeger or other pellet style grill. my Dad's having very tender soft meat, very nicely smoke flavor all the talking about lookie loos - they don’t care - just want to be where the My dad I have read elsewhere that the liquid in the pan uses a great deal of your lump energy to get the water up to the egg temp. does the long low and slow method and the ribs are great, very dark Maybe I think the water pan smoke method minimizes the smoke taste for New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. Again the answer is, it depends. If there is a higher rack then dry smoking in a bullet will 1 year ago. and give the ribs a few shots of it as they smoke. done in that time, nor could I get temperature on meat rack above 185 The flat top doesn't by: Ed. I’ve covered my water pan in foil and not added water per suggestions I got here. seasons and browning the surface for the bark we all love. not cook the same so the ribs must be rotated. However, after 1st hour of I do not use water in my 22, just foil the pan and I am ready to cook, makes for easy cleanup. nearly as good as your original recipe. It is located between my heat source and the trays of what is being Back in my Brinkman Smoke-n-Pit days, I used a water pan down on the firebox side of the pit. A place to discuss techniques, tips, recipes, and pictures of smoking meats, vegetables, fruits, or anything else consumable. ribs. Since I was using a low temp (225*) the drippings in the pan did not burn or stink. confused. I also read some guy did a test where he filled it with some liquid and he could definitely taste the liquid on his meat. The dome top keeps the heat trapped while the box type vents it at the top. I like your method just as much as the dry smoke method. 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