Hi folks. I'm new to the forum, and new to owning a "dedicated smoker".
I recently purchased a Masterbuilt Pro, Dual Fuel upright cabinet smoker (propane and charcoal). It seems to be a well built unit, the sheet metal is heavy, the welds are good, and the grills (4) appear to be rust proof.
The main problem I'm having is that I cannot get the temperature down below *200F, even with the main door ajar 1/4", and the control valve on Low. I modified the wood chip pan by replacing it with a cast iron fry pan on a cooling rack, so I can get plenty of smoke, but I would much prefer to smoke salmon at 160*F to 175*F.
I've read a lot here about "mods". Would it help to install a chimney w/damper in the top of the unit?
Thanks for any suggestions you may have.