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  • overeasy
    Club Member
    • Nov 2017
    • 116
    • Sacramento Ca.
    • Ironside Cabinet CDR "coming soon"
      Karubecue C-60
      Old Country Pecos Offset
      Webber Kettle

    No Water / With Water

    Started a brisket at 4 am ambient temp 35 degrees. No water. Temps went right up to 260-280. 1 hr in added water pan with hot water, temps went down and have remained about 45 degrees cooler. Even stoked the fire, and temps remain lower. Pretty amazing how that water pan really does act as a heat sink!
  • overeasy
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    • Nov 2017
    • 116
    • Sacramento Ca.
    • Ironside Cabinet CDR "coming soon"
      Karubecue C-60
      Old Country Pecos Offset
      Webber Kettle

    #2
    So I decided just for fun to remove water pan to see the result. Went up 50 degrees in about 10 minutes.

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    • Steve R.
      Club Member
      • Jul 2016
      • 2497
      • Elizabethtown, KY
      • Current line-up of cookers: Weber 26" kettle w/ SnS and BBQ Guru adapter; Weber Smokey Mountain 22" w/ Guru adapter.

      #3
      What kind of cooker are you using? You may or may not need a water pan.

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      • Huskee
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        • May 2014
        • 15370
        • central MI, USA
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        #4
        Takes a lot of energy to heat water and evaporate it. If your water pan is too big for your space it will negatively affect your temps since water can't get over 212.

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        • Frozen Smoke
          Club Member
          • Nov 2017
          • 1528
          • Northern Mn

          #5
          I use a water pan in my vertical and it really evens out the heat distribution side to side and top to bottom. I have to use a little more wood initially but after that it settles in nicely. Don't need a water pan in my vertical with tuning plates I can get the right adjustment from moving the tuning plates around.

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          • DWCowles
            Founding Member
            • Jul 2014
            • 9696
            • Smiths Grove, Ky
            • Hi, my name is Darrell. I'm an OTR truck driver for over 25 years. During my off time I love doing backyard cooks. I have a 48" Lang Deluxe smoker, Rec-Tec pellet smoker,1 Weber Genesis 330, 1 Weber Performer (blue), 2 Weber kettles (1 black and 1 Copper), 1 26" Weber kettle, a WSM, 8 Maverick Redi Chek thermometers, a PartyQ, 2 SnS, Grill Grates, Cast Iron grates, 1 ThermoPop (orange) and 2 ThermoPens (pink and orange) and planning on adding more cooking accessories. Now I have an Anova sous vide, the Dragon blower and 2 Chef alarms from Thermoworks.

            #6
            Yep, a water pan will do that.

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            • overeasy
              Club Member
              • Nov 2017
              • 116
              • Sacramento Ca.
              • Ironside Cabinet CDR "coming soon"
                Karubecue C-60
                Old Country Pecos Offset
                Webber Kettle

              #7
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ID:	420039 Today it was my old country pecos cos.
              its interesting how ambient temps can really effect these cookers. Testimony to thicker wall construction. The difference in flavor and color in this pit, with or without water is pretty substantial. Much better with water.

              Have to say, just had dinner, some delicious tortillas, salsa, black beans, and a little bbq sauce. Perfect!
              My wonderful wife’s hand seen here modeling our dinner!

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              • overeasy
                Club Member
                • Nov 2017
                • 116
                • Sacramento Ca.
                • Ironside Cabinet CDR "coming soon"
                  Karubecue C-60
                  Old Country Pecos Offset
                  Webber Kettle

                #8
                Oh! And a really gud brisket!

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                • kmhfive
                  Club Member
                  • Mar 2017
                  • 2986
                  • Northern Illinois
                  • Weber Kettle -- 22.5" (In-Service Date June 2015)
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                  #9
                  Nice color! Looks juicy.

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                  • Pirate Scott
                    Club Member
                    • Mar 2017
                    • 1340
                    • Clay, New York
                    • - Plain old Charbroil Charcoal Grill
                      - 26" Weber Kettle
                      - Jack Daniels No7, Four Roses

                    #10
                    Looks awesome

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                    • overeasy
                      Club Member
                      • Nov 2017
                      • 116
                      • Sacramento Ca.
                      • Ironside Cabinet CDR "coming soon"
                        Karubecue C-60
                        Old Country Pecos Offset
                        Webber Kettle

                      #11
                      Gotta say it was really tasty. Making Hash with it tomorrow in the am. got a chile sauce I'm gonna add a couple pints of demi to for a sauce. will post a photo or so.

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                      • Beefchop
                        Charter Member
                        • Oct 2014
                        • 477
                        • Lafayette, LA
                        • XL Big Green Egg, Shirley Fabrication 24"x42" Patio Cooker

                        #12
                        Very nice (both the brisket and your better half's hand). Glad you're figuring out the Pecos. I think that's the cooker Aaron Franklin used in a Youtube series about how to cook with an offset.

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                        • overeasy
                          Club Member
                          • Nov 2017
                          • 116
                          • Sacramento Ca.
                          • Ironside Cabinet CDR "coming soon"
                            Karubecue C-60
                            Old Country Pecos Offset
                            Webber Kettle

                          #13
                          Thanks Beefchop,
                          actually my much better half’s hand! And ur right franklin cooks on a old country something on a few videos on YouTube Click image for larger version

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                          sorry but we got a bit busy today to post a plated hash special.
                          Sorry!

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                          • Steve B
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                            That looks really dang good.
                            Are you in a commercial kitchen? That flat top is huge.
                        • overeasy
                          Club Member
                          • Nov 2017
                          • 116
                          • Sacramento Ca.
                          • Ironside Cabinet CDR "coming soon"
                            Karubecue C-60
                            Old Country Pecos Offset
                            Webber Kettle

                          #14
                          I know its a crappy excuse but its sincere!

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                          • FireMan
                            Charter Member
                            • Jul 2015
                            • 8196
                            • Bottom of Winnebago

                            #15
                            Hey, right hand man’s left hand. I have to think on that one.

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