Masterbuilt Can't Stay Lit in Wind

Discussion in 'Propane Smokers' started by uberhack, Mar 15, 2014.

  1. uberhack

    uberhack Fire Starter

    I'm on my first rib smoke with my new Masterbuilt Sportsman Elite 40". It's a pretty gusty day here in Colorado. I'm having a hell of a time keeping the darn thing lit! It's kind of freaking me out as we have a party tonight.
    Any tips for keeping it lit? I have pieces of plywood surrounding the bottom as much as I can right now. Anything else I can do aside from asking the wind nicely to stop blowing?
  2. smokeyjman

    smokeyjman Fire Starter

    I used cinderblocks. Ive seen other mods that look cleaner. Look at the thread called masterbuilt mods. Its about 7 pages long. Scroll thru there and get some idea....maybe try and close your intake vents as well as make a wimd skirt
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  3. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Vent regulation will drive ya crazy trying to do it that way and if it works. Make a wind break, move the smoker to a wind break, Cinder blocks are great, plywood, turn over a lawn chair, get an elephant to lay down next to it, move your truck over to block for it, whatever just to break the breeze.
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2014
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