Water pan or no water pan?

AvonSmoke

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I have read and seen folks who put a water pan in for brisket and ribs and whatever. I have never used one on my Traeger, but wanted to ask if it is recommended?
 

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I use one when I smoke on my Traeger. The video by the Mad Scientist gives a fairly decent explanation of why one may want to use one.
 

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I tried it with my last brisket, used a lot more fuel, didn't notice a difference enough to do it again.

But many swear by the method.
 

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I highly recommend a water pan for long cooks, especially brisket! If you can place it underneath the meat helps with cleanup so much
 

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This is long, but there is some very good information given

Some tried and true methods proven and debunked based on his experiences. It is well worth the time to watch the whole video
He delves into the Beer can chicken as well
 

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On the subject of water pans and drip pans, here's Meathead's thoughts and reasoning to using one
 

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