Smoker temp problem.

Discussion in 'Propane Smokers' started by audioxtremes, May 20, 2008.

  1. audioxtremes

    audioxtremes Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    On the lowest setting the temp sets around 300 with the vent closed to keep the smoke in. If i open the vent it sits around 260. but all the smoke bellows out. Could i lower the valve on the tank and use less gas? Is there a problem with this?
     
  2. mustangkid

    mustangkid Newbie

    I'm very new at smoking but from what I have learned from
    the folks at this site is that you want a thin blue smoke and not
    a lot of quantity of smoke. (lots of smoke can cause a bitter taste to
    your meat, caused from creosote residue left over from to much smoke)
    Also the temp should be around 250 degrees and cook to a target temperature within the meat.
    This is just knowledge I've picked up from around here.
     
  3. audioxtremes

    audioxtremes Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Sounds good. What about the high temp? It burned a pan of chips in 45 minutes. And I need that low and slow cook!
     
  4. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    There is a needle valve made to adjust the gas in...altho you can try closing down the tank's valve a bit. Watch the flame and crank down the bottle valve till it lowers. Not as reliable as the in line needle valve tho.
     
  5. audioxtremes

    audioxtremes Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Gonna sound real dumb here, but is it the adjustable screw directly opposite the gas port?
     
  6. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    The on/off valve on the tank is what I was referring to. You CAN get some control out of it...
     

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