MarkD0812 wrote:What is the "hide setter" feature.
It's an internal chimney that runs through the permanent water pan and allows for direct heat on meat. Some folks like to brown their skins on whole shoulders.
With a removeable water pan, all you do is remove the water pan. With a permanent water pan, you can't really "grill" over direct, high heat unless you have a hide setter. FWIW, there is a valve that allows you to open and close the hide setter.