Re-use Sand in water pan?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by brucec, Apr 22, 2014.

  1. brucec

    brucec Fire Starter

    I've been using sand in my water pan since sometime last year.  I cover it with HD foil, and Sunday, while I was throwing out the foil that was covering it for the smoke, and replacing it with new, I noticed that the sand was a little hard in places.  I've been just leaving the same sand in the pan, and re-covering it each time.

    What do others here do?  Do you use new sand each time, or just keep the sand in the water pan?
  2. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    When I used an ECB and filled the water with sand I pretty much left it for a long time....unless I had some major grease/fat drips in it of course. Once I went to foil catch pans under the meat that wasn't an issue either. Definitely didn't use new sand every time, I do know that....HTH, Willie
  3. As Willie said, you don't need to replace the sand each time. Just keep it covered with foil & it will last a looooong time  [​IMG]
  4. brucec

    brucec Fire Starter

    Thanks guys!
  5. jrdr653

    jrdr653 Newbie

    just replace the foil when needed I have had the same sand for about 2 years and no difference in the quality of the meat I smoke...

    happy smokin!!

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