Where does the water pan go in a Brinkmann smoker?

The water pan sits on top of the smoker base, with the cooking rack on the top of the water pan. A lid fits on top. The smoker is powered by electricity, but the current is used to heat lava rocks in the base section and the flavoring wood you put on them.

Should I put a pan of water in my smoker?

If you are using a smoker you will want to put the 2-3 liters of water, beer, apple juice or wine in the water pan. You can then put a drip pan on bottom cooking grate with a dash of water in it to collect the drippings.

Can you smoke without water pan?

If you want faster smokes, then no water, but you have to spray the meat once the meat starts to brown or the fat can catch fire. I did have a pork shoulder ignite when the fat got too hot. So, when cooking without water do not leave un attended very long, plus your going to smell very smokey afterwards.

What temp is ideal on Brinkmann smoker?

Keep the temperature in the ideal range of 175 to 250 degrees at all times and keep at least 3 inches of water in the pan. Regulate the smoke and temperature by adjusting the vents and doors.

What does water pan do in smoker?

Humidity that develops from the use of a water pan keeps the surface of the meat moist, which in turn, attracts smoke vapor, which in turn, produces great flavor. The water vapor mixes with the combustible gases which are emitted from the burning material and add to the overall flavor.

Can you use beer instead of water in a smoker?

Beer can be used to impart flavor while you are roasting, using the rotisserie, and even smoking. It’s as simple as adding beer to your drip pan or the water basin in your smoker. A water basin in a smoker helps reduce the grill temperature and prevent wild fluctuations in heat.

What do you do with water from a smoker?

Another benefit to using water in your smoker is that water serves as a heat sink and evens out the temperatures in your cooking chamber. Try this- (More science!) Place a pan of water right next to a heat source and you’ll find the water temperature is consistently the same across the entire pan.

Are Brinkmann smokers any good?

It’s not a finely refined smoker, but it is a competent one. One of the biggest problems with this smoker comes after it has been running for several hours, so while you might be able to avoid it with a chicken or even a rack of ribs if you are smoking for more than 6 hours you are going to have an ash problem.