Back in the early days of smoking I used to mix up wild concoctions to put in the water pan. But I've noticed with BCC's the liquid in the can wasn't really noticeable in the flavor of the chicken above the rub, smoke & meat flavors. So I started using plain water in the pan and haven't noticed a changed in the flavor of the food. It's also easier to add hot tap water than to warm mixtures to add to the water pan. After all...it's called a water pan.