Hey Y'all I'm new to smokin so bear with me here.
I picked up this Master Forge Vertical Smoker at Lowe's on Friday. Got it all put together and seasoned at 175 per the instructions. I attempted to smoke some pork ribs and no matter what I tried the temp would not get over 200 on an interior thermometer. The door read 215 but I know that is not reliable.
After shutting everything down and letting it cool, I changed propane bottles and removed the water and wood chip pans and fired her up again. With nothing but the racks in-place it maxed out at about 310. I called the supposed tech support line and she told me the door thermometer could be off by as much as 100 degrees and if I wasn't happy with the smoker to return it to Lowe's.
Based on other post's on this and other sites I'm not ready to give up and return the smoker just yet.
Any and all help would be appreciated. Thanks!!!! Motorcycle guy attempting to become smokerguy.....