I'm new to propane fired smoking but NOT new to smoking meet at all. I have had electric and charcoal smokers for many years but several years ago I installed a whole house generator that's propane fired so I took that opportunity to have the propane installer give me connections for my two gas grills and my lobster pot. It's been great to not have to deal with filling those 40lb tanks. When my last electric smokers door hinge broke last summer I was certain that it would be replaced with a propane unit and Master Built 40" was my choice. I assembled the unit last weekend and fired it up to season it, however I was never able to get the internal temp past 225 degrees. That will be OK for actual use but I fear when I put cold meat inside that the temp is going to struggle to even get up to 200.
It's connected to one of the two low pressure ports I have both of which have been used for gas grills successfully. The lobster pot uses a different connector which I'm told is full pressure and not lowered by the pressure regulator. The hose and regulator that came with the unit was not used but rather I put on the hose that I have been using with gas grills, it's has no regulator as the wall mounted gas distribution system has it's own regulator built in. I do see that the flame on the burner is very low which would suggest that pressure may be to low.
Any guidance here would be very helpful...!