masterbuilt 2 door smoker temp problem

Discussion in 'Propane Smokers' started by cook4033, Jul 20, 2015.

  1. cook4033

    cook4033 Newbie

    Hello - im new to the forum and have a question. I wanted to know if there is a regulator assembly that has a needle valve already on it I can buy or do I have to add the needle valve on myself? Thanks Eric.
  2. From what I've seen, there isn't a regulator assembly with needle valve that you can purchase and install as easily has installing a needle valve yourself. It's a pretty fast process that I'd say takes maybe 10 minutes going slowly, including the time it takes to do a soapy water leak test.
  3. cook4033

    cook4033 Newbie

    Is there any certain brand you recommend?
  4. When I did mine, I saw posts 21 and 23 in this thread: and I liked the idea of adding more length to my propane hose so I went with that. I'm really happy with my setup and I can nail the common cook temps like 225, 250, 275 without any issue.

    The more commonly used needle valve is made by Bayou Classic available here: 

    And it looks like this when installed:
  5. cook4033

    cook4033 Newbie

    I ordered the parts today. Thank you for helping me fix this problem, I really appreciate it!!!
  6. No problem! What did you end up going with? The Bayou Classic valve, or the LASCO one?
  7. cook4033

    cook4033 Newbie

    I went with the Lasco like you recommended. Got it today hooked it up and am doing a test run right now, been at 217 for 45-hr. Looks like my problems are solved thanks to you and I can focus on smoking zome good food with a cold beverage in my hand!!

    Thanks again for the information, greatly appreciated.

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