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Master Forge not getting gas

smokin backyard

Fire Starter
Joined Dec 27, 2012
Hey folks. I have a master forge propane smoker. I went out today to fire it up for some ribs and I'm not getting any gas.
I checked the obvious things hose, clogged burner, swapped tanks etc. anyone have any suggestions? I'm almost thinking that it's the burner control maybe it's not opening properly. Any help is much appreciated!


Gone but not forgotten. RIP
OTBS Member
Joined Feb 3, 2009
Try this in this exact order.

turn off gas at smoker

turn off gas at bottle

disconnect hose from bottle

 wait 1 min.

reconnect hose to bottle

turn on gas at bottle

turn on gas at smoker

try to light.

The new bottles have a safety valve inside that shuts down to prevent leaks and sometimes it needs to be reset.


Meat Mopper
Joined Apr 9, 2010
check the washers on the connections.  Mine on my weed burner goes bad all the time.  It wont work without it being in good shape.


Legendary Pitmaster
Staff member
OTBS Member
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Group Lead
Joined Jun 1, 2008
had this happen to my gosm. if you take the nozzle out of the end at the tank there is a little screen filter in there. mine was rusted not allowing gas thru.
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