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Does liquid in the drip pan make a difference?

Prof DanProf Dan Posts: 339
edited 4:15AM in EggHead Forum
My guess is that the steam would both speed up the cook and make the food more moist, but I've been too lazy to try doing it both ways. I usually do an indirect setup with no liquid, since that is easier.[p]Is there a clear answer? And does the liquid [like maybe beer or wine] give the food any flavor?[p]Thanks!


  • djm5x9djm5x9 Posts: 1,342
    Prof Dan:[p]What are you cooking? Do you ever cook direct?
  • BordersBorders Posts: 665
    Prof Dan, I don't know about the speed of the cook, but the liquid does add flavor. Beer, citrus, onion, garlic, worshterchire(sp), pepper, etc. It's all good.

  • Prof Dan,
    i've been known to simply stick an open beer can directly in the back of the firebox. .. .add a tablespoon of the same rub you are using on your food directly to the beer can. . .if you like spatchcock chickens over beer can birds, put the can of beer in the firebox for the best of both worlds. ..use it for fish as well . . .

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