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Offline OTB

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Water Pan Upgrade
« on: February 21, 2010, 08:58:14 pm »
I have been reading that if you want to run the smoker overnight it is best to get a baking pan to use for the water pan so it doesn't dry up and cause a fire.  I have also read that this will help to narrow the swings in temp when you open and close the smoker door.

I would like to know the types and dimensions of the pans people are using.  I have the 4 rack digital coming in this week and would like to have the new pan waiting for my UPS shipment.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Water Pan Upgrade
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2010, 09:00:38 pm »
r u in the states?

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Re: Water Pan Upgrade
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2010, 09:00:53 pm »
Hi, just use a dispoable 9x13 alu pan work good for that job.

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Re: Water Pan Upgrade
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2010, 09:02:54 pm »
Yes I am in the states? 

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Re: Water Pan Upgrade
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2010, 09:06:20 pm »
Cant beat the throw away aluminum 2x9x13 pans. I get em at the local dollar store 2 for a buck  ;D

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Re: Water Pan Upgrade
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2010, 09:07:39 pm »
Like toker said, but...

you don't want it to touch the shield on the element.

Walmart brand is a 13 x9 x2

They call it a cake or desert pan ... usually a two pack with a plastic cover.

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Re: Water Pan Upgrade
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2010, 09:10:57 pm »
like the folks above say the cheap disposables are the way to go... I bend the back lip up to avoid the element... good advice, at least not as scarry  :-[

Fill with hot water at the start and it really helps with boot up time and the swings.

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Re: Water Pan Upgrade
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2010, 09:54:10 pm »
So it sounds like the 13x9 aluminum pans are the way to go.  Do people just start right off the bat with this?  I am not sure why not?

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Re: Water Pan Upgrade
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2010, 09:58:53 pm »
Oh you don't have to.

Just a thought from many smokes.

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Re: Water Pan Upgrade
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2010, 09:59:09 pm »
yep,  I do still dump pucks at 4 hours and refill with fresh hot water. Careful it is hot when you pull it out and not as stable of a pan as the little ones.

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Re: Water Pan Upgrade
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2010, 10:54:55 pm »
yep,  I do still dump pucks at 4 hours and refill with fresh hot water. Careful it is hot when you pull it out and not as stable of a pan as the little ones.

Pull the Bradley bottom pan with it.

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Re: Water Pan Upgrade
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2010, 06:50:03 am »
or buy a pack of 30 for $6+ at Sams.
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Re: Water Pan Upgrade
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2010, 07:37:03 am »
or buy a pack of 30 for $6+ at Sams.

I bought a pkg of those and they are too tall.  They get wedged under the heat shield.

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Re: Water Pan Upgrade
« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2010, 07:45:14 am »
Sorry CRG, did not realize that with the half pans.  But my Sams has had the shorter cake pans also - usually around where the knives are - not as big of a package - maybe a dozen. 
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Re: Water Pan Upgrade
« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2010, 07:58:20 am »
or buy a pack of 30 for $6+ at Sams.

I bought a pkg of those and they are too tall.  They get wedged under the heat shield.

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