Just wanted to get some thoughts. I have a Smoke Vault propane smoker. Last time I tried to smoke ribs, I could not get the temp above 225 degrees with the propane.
I tried to disconnect and reconnect the regulator to no avail and after completion I just kind of shut it down
I'm giving everything a shot now. I took EVERYTHING out.... Including the water pan and the wood tray. On full blast I was approaching 400 degrees with an external thermometer. Now that I have replaced everything and added a little bit of water to the pan, I am topping out around 261 degrees. Again, this is with a very high flame. If I leave it sitting long enough, I would guess it will climb but again there is no wood or meat in the smoker to soak in heat.
I would think If the temp climbs that well when empty it is not a gas flow issue due to a stuck regulator? I have no had any trouble keeping good heat until recently and would rather not replace the whole thing