Author Topic: Is the water bowl full of water required if I'm not using the puck burner?  (Read 655 times)

Offline hvhunter

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Good morning. Bradley Original with a dual element mod. I don't use the puck burner any more as I have moved on to the amazing tube.
I realize that I need my water pan in there to catch any dripping grease, but do I need to have any water in it?  I would think no water = less moisture. 

Thanks in advance for the replies.

Offline Jim O

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Re: Is the water bowl full of water required if I'm not using the puck burner?
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2016, 08:40:05 am »
I also use the tube,but still put a bowl of water in. I feel that it adds moisture to whatever I'm smoking.
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Offline oldsmoker

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Re: Is the water bowl full of water required if I'm not using the puck burner?
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2016, 04:16:12 pm »
Water needed or grease dripping will cause a fire just my thoughts.
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Offline Edward176

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Re: Is the water bowl full of water required if I'm not using the puck burner?
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2016, 08:57:41 pm »
I too use my A-Maze-N Tube in my Bradley smoker to cold smoke cheese without the water dish. BUT, once the element is used I wouldn't operate it without the water dish. With the element glowing red hot I"d be afraid of it catching fire.