Some of you know I converted an old HEAVY GOSM Charcoal smoker to propane using a single burner propane stove. It worked really well but eventually the original stoves Petcock valve gave out on me. That Petcock allowed me to adjust the heat. I was able to hit temps of 325º to 350º with that setup.
Couldn't find just a replacement Petcock, so had to buy a new single burner. Trouble is they seemed to have regulated the propane intake and I never could get my temps much over 285º and that was during the summer months. During the winter, unless I used sand in the water pan instead of water. I struggle to hit 275º and on real cold days, maybe only 225º.
While up in North Carolina, on a trip to visit the MIL, I stopped by Reeves Hardware store in Clayton, Georgia. And I was lucky enough to spot this regulator. Hadn't seen one like this before.
Around $25 or so. Thought maybe this could solve my problem, so picked it up.
So instead of the Petcock value, which controlled the flame, in the smoker, I now have the flame control right at the tank.
This was about the best flame I could get back when I had the Petcock Valve setup.
And here is the new flame I have to work with. Not that I will run it that high
Shoot, I can grill on that thing now.