Sand vs Water on the WSM? | Test #1

Sand vs Water in the WSM water pan? Let's find out what the difference is! Click "Show More" for info!!!

We use two 22.5 inch Weber Smokey Mountains loaded with the same amount of charcoal and wood, one with water in the water pan and one with sand in the water pan. The vents on both WSM's are set the same. Which performed better? The one with Sand or the one with Water?

Test #2 - Maintaining same temps on both smokers

Test #3 - Mixing sand and water in the water pan

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