Good after noon fellow smoke hounds,
My first of 2 turkeys and a ham is in the smoker as I type this. I wanted to have the first on in mid morning but Murphy’s Law kept me from it. I haven’t run the smoker in almost a year due to no time. I cleaned the smoker up late last week and everything was fine. Today I couldn't get it to temp. I took the burner assembly all apart and cleaned it again, still would not get to temp. I thought the regulator had crapped out on me, so I swapped regulators from turkey fryer. Still wouldn't get to temp. I thought the gas valve had a restriction in it, as I had low flame. I was searching for who had a smoker or valve when I remembered I had a bad tank do this to me. I switched out to my spare tank and that fixed my problem. Why I didn't think of that sooner is beyond me.
I ordered a 12” smoking tube from Todd and that thing is the cat’s meow. I have it in a 250 - 275 smoker and it’s just chugging away putting out the TBS(thin blue smoke). After 2 hours I’m about 1/2 way through it. I HIGHLY recommend you get one if you have a propane smoker. I have it placed on my sand filled water pan, with the drip pan on next rack above, and it works BEAUTIFUL in this position. My side vents are open just a touch for air.
I will post all about the smoke in another thread later, along with Qview.
Happy Smoking and Happy Thanksgiving,