I've had my WSM for 8 years now. I've used it less and less the past year or so because its been a bear to run. It always ran too hot for me. Turns out it just needed some TLC to bring it back to proper order. Among other things I ordered a gasket kit, a new bottom vent kit, a stainless door, and a couple new Brinkman pans for the water. In the past I've used the Brinkman pan as a water pan. Worked great. Since I needed a replacement I ordered two, just in case I wanted to run a Piedmont pan. I'm second guessing myself on whether or not to run a Piedmont pan for an upcoming smoke. The idea is great in theory but temp control can suffer on long smokes. I'm planning a 16-18 hour over-nighter for Easter and don't want to run the risk of a runaway while I'm sleeping. So what would give the pest probability of good temp control? A single Brinkman pan with water, a plain-jane piedmont pan, or a piedmont pan with water? BTW....I always use the minion method. Thanks!