My old propane smoker had seen its better days so after fighting with trying to replace the bad regulator today my wife decided to buy me an early birthday present. Went into menards but I didn't like any there so went to wal mart and we found a charbroil I liked. I wanted something with a seperate door to get at the water and wood chips. This one has a drawer so we will se how I like it. Water goes around the wood chips and the chips are held in a bowl in the center of the drawer.
After seasoning it and playing tonight I found out I for sure won't be using the junk thermo that came with it. I had two of my own inside registering almost 100 degrees higher than the factory installed one. Both set on the grate just behind where the factory one goes through the door.
I will still be using my horizontal charcoal one in the summer for most of my smokes. But this will be used when outside temps make it hard to get my temps up in the charcoal one. It's easier to regulate with the propane in the winter. I also use the propane in the summer when I need more room.
Tonight I'm attaching pics of the new smoker and how far off the thermo was but tomorrow I'll post some Q-View of the sirloin tip roasts, baby backs, and boneless Iowa chops I'm throwing on for the Super Bowl tomorrow!
Edited by Rattlin_Ram - 2/4/12 at 7:50pm