Edited by Lamar - 4/10/14 at 5:11pm
Hello Smoke N Smiles.
Just read your post concerning the Landmann 3895GWLA. I am very new to the forum. I just read your very informative article concerning this unit.
I just received mine yesterday. I am having difficulty trying to get this up to temp without catching the wood chips on fire all the time. I know there are a few quirks with it that need to be ironed out.
I have been all over this forum and your article seemed like you may have covered most of the problems that this unit may have. I believe I may have gotten through the seasoning process ok, But it seems like I have to turn it almost up to high to get it to 225-230. Also not sure about the side damper adjustment and the chimney. Just hoping you may have figured out the ailments it may have.
Presently the fire stuff is the biggest problem I'm having. I have been smoking for a few years now and haven't had this type of problem before.
I would appreciate any assistance you may be willing to give me.
Have a good Halloween, Joe
I am currently shopping for a gas smoker for my dad for the holidays. He has always been into grilling and very experienced in that aspect, but this will be his first smoker owned. I had already narrowed down between the Smoke Vault and Landmann through my last week of research. Luckily for me I find someone that happens to own both. He will be smoking anything and everything, fish, chicken, ribs, you name it. And it looking to making it his new hobby. Altitude and extreme weather isn't a factor for him since he lives in Southern CA. Between the two smokers, which do you favor/suggest?