I tried smoking some ribs a couple weeks ago with my new Vault propane smoker and had some problems:
- The flames seemed more yellow than recommended. Tried opening the bottom vents for more air flow but did not seem to help. Also tried switching from the line feed from the house to bottled propane but that didn't help either.
- Water from the pan did not evaporate much. I filled it nearly to the top instead of leaving a one inch gap - perhaps the extra amount kept it from getting hot enough. In addition to reducing the fill, should I preheat the smoker to get it good and hot before resetting to the desired temperature and adding the meat?