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40 inch masterbuilt elite gas smoker. Can't get temp below 275 degrees

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 

I've tried everything I can think of to get the temp down...even leaving the door cracked. It just won't get down to 225-250. Help please.

post #2 of 5

First question of many to come I'm certain.

 

How are you measuring the temperature?  The factory thermometers are WAY off most of the time.

post #3 of 5

Agree with Mr. Buzzard.  You might want to remove the stock thermometer and do a boiling water test to see what it reads when the water is boiling.  Should be 212* degrees.  You should plan to invest in a separate digital wireless thermometer such as a Maverick  ET 732 or something similar.  If you resolve the thermometer issue, you can then look into installing a needle valve to help cut the temp down.  Do a search under "needle valve".  There are lots of threads.


Edited by cmayna - 8/15/16 at 7:58am
post #4 of 5
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the replies. I never trust the original thermometers. I have two digitals I use on my stick burner. I'll look into the needle valve. Thanks.

post #5 of 5

Couldn't get mine to stay under 250.....here's my fix:

Closed off 1/2 jet openings with #6 brass screws

Installed LP needle valve

Reduced lower vent opening

Added Green Egg door insulation

Added casters

WHAT A DIFFERENCE.....!

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