Masterbuilt Propane - temp issues - need help

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jasontetzlaff, Aug 9, 2014.

  1. Smoked a turkey today and noticed that the thigh that was in the front towards the door got done long before the one that was towards the back.  Led me to check front to back box temps.  Placed one of my maverick 733 probes in the rear and one on the front of the same grate.  Temp varied by 50 degrees!

    I do have a nomex seal around the door and the only place I am getting smoke out is the vent so the box appears to be sealed good.  I do use a foil buffet pan as my water pan and that was centered on the bottom rack so there was even space around it. 

    Has any other Masterbuilt owners noticed this on their box?  Any suggestions?  I do not like to open the door so rotating the meat would not be an ideal solution.  I need some suggestions.  Hopefully others have noticed this and have fixed it.  I could not find anything on the forums that described this issue.
  2. Is it possible that sealing the door is a bad idea?  I know Masterbuilt indicates that some smoke should be seen exiting around the door and that is by design.  Is it possible that part of that design is to even the heat out?  When I was doing my testing the water pan was empty since my smoke was over.

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