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Should I fill a small pan with water?
Expecting around a 10 hour cook.
 

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Guys talk about doing that. If you do I'd heat the water first to give it a head start and I'd like to hear what you think of the results. It can't hurt.
 

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My first brisket with a water pan is in right now, I too am curious as to how it’ll turn out!
 

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Should I fill a small pan with water?
Expecting around a 10 hour cook.

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That last few times I've done brisket I had a small bowl of water in there as suggested by a few members on the forum. I think they were some of my best smokes so from now on I'll always do it.

Here's another thread discussing using it:
 
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Getting there, I'm getting a lil nervous though ribs are on to be done in about 6 hours, but brisket not quite ready for wrap, it's at 161 but I want a lil better bark
 

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It made a little bit of a difference, the bark doesn’t look like beef jerky haha
 

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Getting there, I'm getting a lil nervous though ribs are on to be done in about 6 hours, but brisket not quite ready for wrap, it's at 161 but I want a lil better bark
How did everything come out?
 

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don't need the water. Some people like to spray it every couple hours but I just let it cook, fat side up. The fat keeps the brisket moist.
 

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I just did my first brisket on my 575 Pro last weekend and it turned out very well. I've used a water pan in the past when using a regular wood/charcoal smoker but didn't feel it was necessary with the Traeger. Like HouBBQ said, you could spray it if you want but I really don't think anything is necessary other than keeping the fat side up. The bark on this brisket was perfect, the meat tender and extremely moist. Still getting acquainted with my Traeger but I'm convinced that brisket is what these grills excel at.
 

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I only did one brisket with a slab that my neighbor gave me. I was looking at them at the store this week...$7/lb@10lbs????? :oops::oops:
 

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I only did one brisket with a slab that my neighbor gave me. I was looking at them at the store this week...$7/lb@10lbs????? :oops::oops:
Shop around! I've found locally a lot of butchers sell better quality brisket at a lower price compared to supermarkets.
 

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