Im a novice at smoking. I got a propane vertical DynoGlo smoker (with 2 doors) but run into some issues with my first smoke. Questions:
1 - Should the gas be leaking once the valve on the smoker is in the OFF position? (bottle valve is in the ON position). Basically I finished smoking and fogot to close the valve on the bottle. I know I should close the bottle valve but SHOULD there be any gas leaking out of the control unit on the smoker? I dont think that is normal. I dont do that on my grills at all. I called the customer service - they say its normal but that doesnt sound normal to me
2 - When I was seasoning the smoker, flame was pretty even. When I was smoking - every 3 holes on the burner had a different size flame. Im assuming that is not normal.
3 - How do I control smoke? Common sense says that you open up lower valve to raise temp. In my case it doesnt do anything since in a propane smoker. Opening and closing the vents on top of bottom doesnt seem to do much.
It seems that the manufacturer doesnt want to change my control unit/actuator so Im ready to return depending on what I hear on misc forums
Please help the novice out.
Thank you in advance