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JohnZ



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PostPosted: Aug 30 2019    Post subject: Need some help/advice with propane smoker Reply with quote

I have a Master Built propane smoker and when I use it the smoking chips dry out and catch fire all to quickly causing a temperature spike
The dish for the wood chips sets directly over the burner just a few inches away and even with the control turned all the way down it doesn't take long before the wood chips top smoking and catch fire causing a lot of waste. I soak the wood chips for 30 minutes before firing up the smoker.
Would it help if I raised that dish a few more inches?
Is there some other answer?
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Pete Mazz
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PostPosted: Aug 30 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can try covering with foil with some holes poked in it
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PostPosted: Aug 30 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can try covering with foil with some holes poked in it
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PostPosted: Aug 30 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pete Mazz wrote:
You can try covering with foil with some holes poked in it


Good advice, also try larger chunks do not ignite as easily. Personally I prefer the smell of burning wood as apposed to smoldering. Try smelling both and see if you agree. There is a reason we burn dry wood in our stick burners...
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PostPosted: Aug 30 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know what temp you run your propane smoker at. I got a A-Maze-N Smoking Tube and run it off Traeger Pellets. I don't uise my cabinet smoke much and don't run over the sugggested 225 but these tubes are amazing. 4+ hours of consistent, smooth smoke. No reloading, no maintenance. Set and forget, I usually put on a rack above the original chip box. They are available on Amazon or in Q supply stores for $20-$25. You can see it in the 3rd picture of this post below.
http://www.thesmokering.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=70103&highlight=smoking+tube
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JohnZ



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PostPosted: Aug 30 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, I'll give the foil a try and experiment with chunks instead of the chips.
I turn the temps control all the way down to get it below 250 and sometimes it seems that's not enough. I'm now trying the control valve on the propane tank itself to bring the flame down a wee bit further.
I'll check out the link.
K.C. that smoking tube looks a lot like the end of a well head minus the point. LOL.
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