Temp Spike

Discussion in 'Propane Smokers' started by dools103, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. I was smoking my first rack of baby backs in my new MasterBuilt XL propane smoker last week using the 2-2-1 method. I had gotten the temp adjusted to 244-248 according to my Maverick digital. I wrapped the ribs in foil and put them back in the smoker, did not touch the temp dial and within 20-30 minutes the temp jumped to 350 or so. I know that the foil will reflect the heat but the riibs were on the second from the top rack the temp probe was on the top rack. I had a Brinkman electric before so the propane is new to me. I am doing 2 chickens today, no foil, wrap so hoping that the temps stay level. Was that spike in temp normal? I know it was not due to fuel flow, open valves slow, just looking for some input, maybe next rack will not foil and see what happens.
  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I've had similar experiences with my Smoke Vault. If you open the door or add wood you have to keep an eye on the temp for a few minutes and you may have to adjust the flame a little to keep it steady.

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