Hi all - new to smoking, new to the Smoke Vault. Used it twice with some success. Chicken was tasty but needed a crispier skin, brisket was tasty but I wanted it more tender. I'll keep trying!
My question is this - With no water in the pan, I can't get the thing above 290. With water, I can't get past 230. Is this normal? I know - I won't be smoking anything at these temps but it would be nice to be able to get a higher pre-heat on the thing, or to do have a bit more fire to fight against win and cold. Door thermostat has been verified.
I am using natural gas, with the camp chef natural gas conversion kit. Thanks much!