Gas Smoker gets to hot on low setting

Discussion in 'Propane Smokers' started by core cycle, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. I have a Brinkman Vertical gas Smoker and with the setting on low the temp goes to 300*F no way to get it any lower, any suggestions??
    mabey vent holes on top?
    Old Dewey[​IMG]
  2. grothe

    grothe Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Do ya have water in the water pan?
    I've noticed when my water level gets low, my chamber temp starts to climb.
  3. graybeard

    graybeard Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    if you do have water in your pan open the vents. Matter of fact open the vent anyway about a 1/4 or more.. you must have air circulation.
  4. smokingscooby

    smokingscooby Smoking Fanatic

    What kind of thermometer are you using? The stock one that came with the unit is probable off. Check it with a digital therm. Holes in the top would help.I would use a vent cover to make the size of your hole on top adjustable.
  5. wutang

    wutang Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

  6. mgnorcal

    mgnorcal Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Another option I think is an adjustable regulator like this:

    0-30 Adjustable PSI Regulator


    probably more expensive, but fewer parts
  7. Thank you everyone who answered my questions with some good Info.

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