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gkainz
06-20-2009, 01:14 PM
So, do you foil your water pan?

Yes, inside only
Yes, outside only
Yes, in and out
Heck, no
Bonus; If no, do you scrub it up spic 'n span every smoke?

morkdach
06-20-2009, 01:35 PM
why ya ask

BigAL
06-20-2009, 03:01 PM
If I had one I'd foil it or put sand in it and wet it down each smoke. Foil is one of my biggest purchases at a groc store. Saves a ton of time. :thumbs up:

You need a pellet pooper Greg.:msn-wink::roflmaoha0:

When I had a bullet I didn't foil the "dhmo" pan, but wish I had.

gkainz
06-20-2009, 04:02 PM
why ya ask
'cause I just scrubbed my pan down again and remembered hearing about people foil lining theirs ... besides, it's raining here again and I needed to stir the pot somewhere! :msn-wink:

Bassman
06-21-2009, 06:26 AM
Yes, I do mine inside and out. Sure saves a lot of scrubbing. I like to keep my smoker fairly clean.

Bbq Bubba
06-21-2009, 08:30 AM
WTF is a water pan?

BlazerQue
06-21-2009, 12:08 PM
Those of us on the cool (Big Green Egg) bus don't need no water pans. :)

Fatback Joe
06-22-2009, 07:36 AM
In my WSM, I put a ceramic plate on the top of the pan and have that plate wrapped in foil.

Willkat98
06-22-2009, 09:49 AM
I did once, inside and out, and it wicked water under the foil and onto the coals (WSM).

Never do any more, and never scrub either.

Pour the water out, 5 minutes on the turkey fryer burner, and nothing is left.

PigCicles
06-22-2009, 10:31 AM
I did once, inside and out, and it wicked water under the foil and onto the coals (WSM).

Never do any more, and never scrub either.

Pour the water out, 5 minutes on the turkey fryer burner, and nothing is left.

Sound advice Bill - Ez Peezy

peculiarmike
06-22-2009, 11:42 AM
I used to keep the water pan in my GOSM foiled, and that works.
Then I discovered sand. :D Filled it with playground sand from the local Big Box store and never looked back. Beats the water thing big time. And DON'T get me started with the "puts moisture in the meat" thing. If you believe that I have some nice beach front property in Kansas you may be interested in.
BTW - DON'T put water in the sand! It boils and erupts, throws sand on your eats. :ack2: Leave the sand dry!
And change it after a few cooks so it doesn't get rancid and stinky.
:twocents:

gkainz
06-22-2009, 12:04 PM
I found the water pan cleans up real easy by coating the outside with dishwashing liquid and letting it sit for 10-15 minutes; flip it over and do the same to the inside - dunk it in a sink of hot water and it scrubs up nice and clean with very little effort.

SmokyOkie
06-22-2009, 09:03 PM
I found the water pan cleans up real easy by coating the outside with dishwashing liquid and letting it sit for 10-15 minutes; flip it over and do the same to the inside - dunk it in a sink of hot water and it scrubs up nice and clean with very little effort.

Why do you want it to be clean?:shrug:

gkainz
06-22-2009, 11:32 PM
Why do you want it to be clean?:shrug:
Ya know, way back when, when I was just a little shaver, I was dumb enough to ask my mother that same kind of question .... once. :oops:

I guess I'll just blame my mother. I clean things...

Navy boot camp was like a vacation. :D

flying illini
06-23-2009, 02:45 AM
I did this on my ECB as well. Much easier to deal with. But once I got the drum....


I used to keep the water pan in my GOSM foiled, and that works.
Then I discovered sand. :D Filled it with playground sand from the local Big Box store and never looked back. Beats the water thing big time. And DON'T get me started with the "puts moisture in the meat" thing. If you believe that I have some nice beach front property in Kansas you may be interested in.
BTW - DON'T put water in the sand! It boils and erupts, throws sand on your eats. :ack2: Leave the sand dry!
And change it after a few cooks so it doesn't get rancid and stinky.
:twocents:

SmokyOkie
06-23-2009, 04:02 PM
Replacement pans for the ECB are cheap. I say dump tham and then just butn out what's left.

Course, those that know me know that I've never been big on cleaning up.

peculiarmike
06-23-2009, 06:54 PM
The drum will solve all these problems. :msn-wink:

Butt Lover's
06-23-2009, 07:22 PM
A full foil pan fits perfectly inside my grease pan in the FEC. Very Nice, saves lots of messy cleanup, doesn't help you though :)

SmokyOkie
06-23-2009, 08:57 PM
The drum will solve all these problems. :msn-wink:


And many more as well.

For example, I wanted to smoke some burnt ends from the left over point of one of the briskets we did last weekend.

The charcoal was already in it, I just lit it up with the cane torch, threw on a couple little hickory splits, and 20 minutes later, we were cooking. AND, I will be able to do the same thing about 4 or 5 more times before refueling. Is there anything more convenient?

gkainz
06-24-2009, 11:11 AM
... Is there anything more convenient?



Wood box: loaded
Gas: on
Ignitor: push

smoking!!! :roflmaoha0:

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a237/DBAPilotDad/Misc/easy.jpg

Mark In STL
06-25-2009, 10:12 PM
Have you ever plastic wrapped a toilet bowl? Oh wait, wrong forum.

SmokyOkie
06-26-2009, 10:48 AM
Have you ever plastic wrapped a toilet bowl? Oh wait, wrong forum.

:roflmaoha0::roflmaoha0::roflmaoha0::roflmaoha0::r oflmaoha0::roflmaoha0::roflmaoha0::roflmaoha0::rof lmaoha0:

PigCicles
06-26-2009, 03:12 PM
That's too funny

Old Hippie
08-13-2009, 09:46 PM
Replacement pans for the ECB are cheap.
What's your source for "cheap" pans?

SmokyOkie
08-13-2009, 09:58 PM
Last thing I knew, Academy sports was about $5.

Or for that matter, Bass Pro (http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_59968?cm_mmc=froogle-_-325-9-1-_--1-_-38-639-128-00&hvarAID=froogle&mr:trackingCode=B7A294A9-E881-DE11-B712-001422107090&mr:referralID=NA)

SQWIB
05-10-2010, 12:13 PM
Not no more.
After the last cook it got under the foil anyway,and made more of a mess, now I just rinse and throw it right back in when I'm done smoking.

SQWIB
05-10-2010, 12:17 PM
Not no more.
After the last cook it got under the foil anyway,and made more of a mess, now I just rinse and throw it right back in when I'm done smoking.

oops just noticed the date of this thread, sorry.

woodfolks
07-05-2010, 07:49 PM
I foil on the inside and top
Saves a lot of time cleaning

In my wsm or UDS I use a foil pan when I cook.
Put the meat in the pan.

I clean the racks on the gasser but foil the water pan
Still looking for a better way for the racks

SmokyOkie
07-05-2010, 09:11 PM
oops just noticed the date of this thread, sorry.

Nothin' wrong with replying to an old thread. If it was a good topic then, it is prolly a good topic now.:msn-wink:

SQWIB
07-06-2010, 10:36 AM
Started foiling again with the new smoker, lets see how long before I stop foiling again :msn-wink:

Jarhead
08-02-2012, 07:54 AM
Foil and sand. Both get changed at the same time. That's on the WSM's.

SmokyOkie
08-02-2012, 09:52 AM
Foil and sand. Both get changed at the same time. That's on the WSM's.

Not a bad idea. When I cook dry in the Backwoods, I use a foil pan filled with sand.

BluDawg
08-02-2012, 09:57 AM
When I cooked on a ECB I would foil over the top of an empty water pan. Two things that should never be used in the same sentence unless your a Fireman; Fire & water:twocents: