Turkeyfryer Burners

Discussion in 'Propane Smokers' started by greazy, Sep 22, 2007.

  1. greazy

    greazy Fire Starter

    I have noticed several references to using turkeyfryer burners in homebuilt/modified gas smokers. I tried to use one and couldn't get it to keep burning at temps below 300 degrees. I tried two different burners and two different regulators.

    Please explain how you made one work.
  2. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    kewl question.....i have a turkey burner myself........

    i sit on the edge of my chair waiting on replys..........[​IMG]

  3. vulcan75001

    vulcan75001 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Turkey fryer and gas grill regulators are HIGH pressure regulators...ya need to find LOW pressure regulators...your burners are fine...
  4. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    My Brinkman All-In-One has a turkey fryer unit under it so it can be used as a smoker or turkey fryer. When I used the propane I had to add extra venting to keep the temperatures down.

    Another method I've seem others used and probably a better one than ading holes to you smoker is to change the needle valve to one with better control.

    This is the one that has been used by a few members sucessfully:

    Theres a thread around here someplace - but I'll be damned if I can find it!
  5. bigarm's smokin

    bigarm's smokin Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Here ya go Debi.
    Subject: Fw: needle vavle #2

    Originally Posted by Squeezy [​IMG]
    I had it down to that item ... thanks for confirming. Now, I don't know much about gas fittings and such so, could you show me a pic of where it is connected or expalin to me where it connects or what it replaces?
    Sure would appreciate it. Can't wait to see how much shipping cost I will get slapped with! [​IMG] Paul

    Hey Paul, unscrew the regulater from the hose where it connects to the propane tank. Mine was real tough to get broke loose, then install the new valve in between the hose and regulator. You will need to get bushings for both ends of the new valve, its too big to fit the old threads, I think you need to go from 1/4 to 1/8 in size.
    cascadedad [​IMG] Is the orginal person to come up with this fix.

    GOSM Low Heat Fix (w/pics)
    OK, as I promised.

    I have only been able to get my GOSM down to about 250* to 260* during the heat of the day (temps between 90* and 100*). So, as recommended in another thread, I purchased one of these.


    When I went to install it, the threads were not the right size. [​IMG] I have been busy with work and coaching football so was unable to make it to the hardware store until this evening. The store closed at 8:00 and I squeaked in at 7:55 to get the two remaining pieces. The first photo is what it looked like after the valve was installed.

    The next picture is the flame with the needle valve open which is the same flame as I had prior to installing the new valve. The last picture is the flame with the needle valve adjusted down. It works excellent and I think I could take my temperature WAY down low. Probably lower than 200 now without any problem.

    So, I would highly recommend this mod to everyone. From what I have read, MOST of the small GOSMs will barely make it down to 225 when it is hot ouside and a lot have trouble getting down to 250.

    Thanks for everyone that helped on this.

    Oh, before you order one of these valves, you may want to check your hardware store. The store I went to had a couple different needle valves right where all the fittings were. I didn't even look to see if they would work as it was last call for checkout.

    YEHAW! [​IMG]
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    needle vavle #2

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    Originally Posted by bonniesboytoy [​IMG]
    Thanks BIG A, I don't have of GOSM yet, but am looking for the best low temp mod for it before it comes...This is it I think..Thanks again..

    This should help you guys more, I'm not kidding you, This valve makes ALL the difference. [​IMG]

    Hey Skip, a fella(Cascadedad) gave the address for a web site that sells a small brass valve like is used on weed burners. He said to turn the main valve on low, and put the new brass valve behind the main valve and then fine tune with the brass valve. I ordered 4 of them. I think I can put the web site up here? Bayou Classic Depot
    [email protected]
    Yes!! The valve is like, $4, OK, click on, propane parts, click on, miscellaneous propane burner parts, "view parts", there it is. [​IMG] Terry

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