I responded earlier in Pappa Bear's Cabela's Pro 100 post, but this one is my first thread here. I just got my Cabela's Pro 100 smoker last Saturday, got it out of the box this week and was preparing to season it. When I turn it on the display says 215. The burners won't heat up until I set it above 215. The longer I let it go, the temp on the display drops a little. I've been playing with it and so far the display has dropped to 188 (in about an hour). I keep dropping the settings to just a hair higher to keep it heating. Dropped my meat probe down the exhaust port to verify temps and they are climbing up to 150, so I know it is heating inside.
Anyone have any ideas, or does this thing take a ride back to Cabela's in the a.m.? Then I have to resort to my broken down Bradley to get me two racks of ribs finished... I was looking forward to using this smoker. I make tons of summer sausage, pepper sticks and other venison based products throughout the year.