Vents on propane smoker

Discussion in 'Propane Smokers' started by roytyson, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. roytyson

    roytyson Newbie

    Ok, now I know how to season my smoker, now I have a question on the vents. Since i assume I will regulate my heat with the burner, do I want to leave the vents wide open, closed. I assume I want to leave the exaust wide open, but what about the two near the burner.
    Thanks for the help!
     
  2. coffee_junkie

    coffee_junkie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  3. old poi dog

    old poi dog Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I like to have the option of ^^^^^^^^^so I've modified the tabs on my unit so that I can fully close the bottom vents if I need to.
     
  4. blzafour

    blzafour Smoke Blower

    Roytyson,
    First off, We got similar smokers! I got mine a few weeks ago... and I love it. I leave my vents, down by the burner, about a 1/4 the way open. You want air to get to the wood box.

    As for the top vent, it depends on my temp in the smoker. If i want to drop the temp I open the vent all the way. If I want to raise the temp I close the vent to about a 1/4 opening. You dont want to close that vent completely shut. You want the air to be able to circulate.

    Have fun! Blza
     
  5. roytyson

    roytyson Newbie

    blzafour,
    Please expalin you needle valve mod and why you did it.

    Thanks
     

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