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Hi everybody.. just started smoking for about a month... love it!!! Ive got a Master forge upright propane smoker.. I love how the meat comes out but it leaks aroud the doors... should I add rope gaskets.. like to here what you guys think.. thanks
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Hi Rodney! welcome1.gif to SMF!!! We're happy you found us! You've come to the right place, we have over 50,000 members who just love to share their experience and over 1,000,000 posts describing it! Yea that’s right over 1,000,000!

The search bar at the top can be your best friend when you are trying to find answers to your questions but you can still ask too if you want!

We have an Articles section that is full of great information about smoking to include a lot of recipes and instructionals. Check it out there is a lot to learn in there!

Would you do us a favor and add your location to your profile, it helps others to know where you are when they offer advice, Thanks!

You might want to check out Jeff's Free 5 day E-Course, it will teach you all the basics plus a whole lot more!

An easier fix is to get some high temp RTV silicone, run a small bead along the edge of the door where it meets the smoker body (after cleaning it very well), lay some plastic wrap on the RTV then shut the door. Leave it closed until the RTV has set then open and peel of the plastic wrap. You now have a custom form fitted gasket!
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Welcome to the forums, Rodney!  Glad you've joined us.  You've found a great place to learn and share ideas on our favorite pastimes...grilling, smoking, and curing great food!  There are lots of friendly and knowledgeable folks here who really enjoy helping one another.  Just ask any time you need help and you'll get plenty!

 

Red

post #4 of 8

Welcome to the site Rodney.  Where are you from?

 

As far as your door leaks you might want to search the site a bit to see how others have dealt with it.  If that doesn't work out I think an appropriately worded thread started in the general discussion or smoker builds areas will get you an assortment of ides. 

 

Good luck.

 

Lance

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welcome1.gif to the forum there , Rodney . I think that silicon idea that dave gave you is a great fix.
I have learned a TON about smoking since I found this forum. You will be amazed. Good luck , brother. grilling_smilie.gif
post #6 of 8
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Thanks everyone!! Im from willard missouri just west of Springfield. . I think the silicone idea is a great idea!! Ill look into it
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welcome1.gif to SMF!  We are so glad you joined us!

 

If you didn't read the Terms of Service notes.....please do.  There are a few things that everyone should know about those pesky little rules before plunging into the forums. Rule #11......"Off Site Links are not allowed here at SMF" is something new. There are other simple guidelines for all of us to remember as we interact here.

 

If you need any help roaming around here in SMF....just give me a shout.  Happy to help any time!

 

Kat

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I started smoking on fathers day as well, with the mf two door smoker LPG, I added the gaskets which I found at ace, I am going to add a high pressure gas line ( bayou classic) I Think it is, I bought a digital thermometer, but wish  i would have bought one with two probes one for meat and one for smoker temp.  i dont soak or use chips anymore, but still have a few issues with flames. For all the issues I have had, I love this smoker, the meat I have smoked, and the fine folks on this site that have helped me on my way, search this site for all you can and happy smoking. RICK

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