Question on foiling water pan

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by skinman, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. skinman

    skinman Newbie

    Hey guys.. What does everyone do with their water pan? I have been foiling the outside of the pan, prolly cause i saw it on a vidoe on the weber website. Whats the benifit? Seems to me like I should be foiling the inside to help with the messy cleanup.
  2. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I foil the inside of the pan, after a smoke I empty the pan and recover it with foil. It helps in the cleanup part of smoking. It's all good my friend.
  3. I foil the inside of the water pan and the wood chip pan, it just makes life easier after the smoke. As far as the outisde of the water pan.  I've never heard of that.
  4. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Agree with both. Other than keeping the bottom of pan clean from flames, just do the interior.
  5. indyadmin1974

    indyadmin1974 Smoking Fanatic

    I just do the inside on mine.  You may get some spillage on the sides of the pan, but that can be knocked off pretty easily.

    It really does make cleanup pretty simple.  You'll still have some liquid in the pan but just rinse it out and wipe it.  It won't be suitable to eat off of, but it won't grow any mold and it won't rust the pan.
  6. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I do the same, foil the inside of the water pan
  7. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I don't foil mine, I bought a stainless pan and just use dollar store oven cleaner, works great.


  8. skin-man

    skin-man Newbie

    Thanks for the tips everyone... I knew you all would have good advise
  9. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    I don't foil my water pan and I clean it each time I use it. Now and then I will scrap off some of the build up off as nessary. As far as the chip pan it cast iron so it will take the heat without any harm done.

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