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Food - Drink
The Water Pan On A Smoker Has A Bigger Role Than You Think
When using a meat smoker, there's huge potential for overcooked, dried-out food that’s unevenly cooked or even burned, but a water pan can fix all of these issues.
Whether the water pan is built-in or created yourself from a basic aluminum pan, the water eventually turns into steam, keeping the meat moist by locking in juices.
The steam from the water pan can enhance the flavor of the meat as well since it can help the seasoning adhere to and permeate the meat, providing a deeper flavor.
Since the pan typically sits between the coals and the food, it allows the water to create a steady temperature as it comes to the boiling point of 212 degrees Fahrenheit.