Reviews are saying that they can't get the Weston's temp above 220 and others say 250 is the max.
I called Weston and they said it's 9,000 btu's.
How important would a higher temp over 250 be anyway??
I Have the Weston 48, and had just the opposite problem, I couldn't get it DOWN to 170oF for slow smoking sausage. To solve the problem change the propane hose that came with it with one that is adjustable at the regulator. Normally has a red know on the top. Make sure it is longer than the original one also. The hose that comes with them are too short in my opinion. Turn your main knob on the front of your smoker to high. Then adjust the flame with the knob on the new adjustable unit. I can get mine down to 160oF with the side vents closed to about 10%, like the book says, but I can open them up, and crank the heat up to over 300oF if I want too. I have baked bread and bisquits in mine now at 375oF! Change the hose, and get more control of your unit.