"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Outdoor Cooking Forum > Gear: Grills, Smokers & Pits
Click Here to Login
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-15-2013, 11:22 AM   #11
Chef Extraordinaire
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Park Drive Bar/Grill Los Angeles
Posts: 11,053
Originally Posted by BlairsDen View Post
But water is needed for the cooking/smoking process, isn't it?
The mass of water in the bowl helps keep temps low and stable. Water does this best. Some very inexpensive smokers with no controllable vents require water to keep temps under control.
If your smoker is well sealed with good adjustable vents none of this is really needed but sand or a clay saucer can help keep stable temps, and no mess.
Also, a well sealed smoker creates its own moist environment, if that matters...

roadfix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2013, 12:29 PM   #12
Master Chef
FrankZ's Avatar
Site Administrator
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Chesapeake Bay
Posts: 9,683
Originally Posted by roadfix View Post
... but sand or a clay saucer can help keep stable temps, and no mess.
Or big honking piece of cast iron.

"First you start with a pound of bologna..."
-My Grandmother on how to make ham salad.
FrankZ is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:46 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.