Just bought a Master Forge Double Door Smoker from Lowes.
After borrowing my father-in-law's electric smoker to hot smoke 4 lbs of salmon for Thankgiving for 30 people (no pressure for my first attempt, eh?) I had so much fun that I got a smoker for myself for my birthday.
I have a question about how to use the Flue and the Dampers at the bottom of this unit. Not sure what works best to built heat? I was thinking the more oxygen the unit got the higher the temp, but I saw no change....
- It seemed when the dampers on the bottom were open - the heat was escaping from there?
- The Flue at the top didn't seem to affect the temperature of the unit with the flue open or closed either?
- The guage read 165 deg for 3 hours with the smoker at full throttle.
I will get a digital thermometer soon to read the inside of the box, but still looking to understand the flue and damper settings....
Any help here??