Pork butt

Discussion in 'Pork' started by rodg61, Feb 7, 2015.

  1. rodg61

    rodg61 Newbie

    I am new to smoking and have followed Jeff's receipe and everything has turned out really good, I am going to do pulled pork and was wondering if I need water in the pan. his receipe doesn't say one way or the other but I am assuming I do.
  2. Let's start off with what kind of smoker is it? a lot of people fill the water pan with sand then wrap with foil. Some use water and some leave the pan empty. Water boils at 212° at sea level so after it gets to that point it is just eating up the BTU's. The purpose of the water, sand is to stabilize the temps in the cheaper smokers.

    I see this is your first post. When you get a chance will you drop by roll call so everyone can give you a proper SMF welcome?

    Happy smoken.

  3. cliffcarter

    cliffcarter Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Yeah we really need to know what pit you are using in order to answer this question, also the temp at which you will be cooking is good to know as well.

    I use a water pan in the kettle for added moisture because I cook at high heat, 300°-350°, you may not need it if you are cooking at lower temps and the relative humidity is not too low.
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2015

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