Cant regulate temp on new Masterbuilt pro dual fuel smoker

Discussion in 'Propane Smokers' started by 42cdorm, Jul 19, 2015.

  1. 42cdorm

    42cdorm Newbie

    Hey there need some advise I just bought a new dual fuel Masterbuilt smoker and while I was seasoning and test burning the unit yesterday. I couldn't get the unit to burn in the low 200 deg F. On low with gas the lowest temp I could achieve was 340 deg with all of the vents closed. I did read that i could install a gas needle regulator - but not sure how to to that. 

    Has anyone else had the same problem?

    Does it sound like a faulty factory installed regulator?
  2. mowin

    mowin Master of the Pit

    I've got the same smoker. Had the same issues you have.
    In a pinch (because my needle valve didn't come yet), I added a gas shutoff valve. Like the one behind a gas range. It worked, but the needle valve is sooo much easier to fine tune the flame. I also got rid of the stock chip pan and use a 8" cast iron pan. You will need to raise it off the burner somehow. Some drill 3 hloes in the pan and add 3-4" bolts/nuts. You can also use a old grate off of a gas range between the burner and pan.

    Many options to mod these smokers. Do a search for masterbuilt smoker mods. You'll be reading for hrs. Good luck.

    Also, don't trust the door thermometer,. There usually WAY off. Mines 60* off on the low side.
    Get a maverick dual probe. Work great. ....
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2015

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