So after my weekend smoke with my new Char Broil CB600X I got at wal mart I am now figuring out what I can do to make it work better... I only found a few threads about this smoker on here and not many mods.... What i found during my smoke was the water pan boils the water out fairly quick (2 hours or less) and it seems to produce a lot of steam in the smoker rather than just TBS. It makes the smoker look like it's belching out smoke, but it's actually just steam. It seems with the design of this smoker water isn't really even needed, I mean the pan covers the entire bottom of the smoker so no direct heat can go up anyway.... So do I even need water in the pan? I don't use any water on my Char Griller Smokin Pro and never had a problem with dry meat unless I over cooked something... I've read about guys filling their water pans with sand or lava rock, but do I even need to with this one? Below is the picture of the drawer, the wood goes in the center and water around the sides.