Camp Chef SmokeVault 24 issues

Discussion in 'Propane Smokers' started by usmgolfer, Jul 5, 2015.

  1. I have a Camp Chef SmokeVault 24 and have had a difficult time getting it up to temperature. In my last 3 smokes, all with brand new tanks, only once have I have temperatures where the wood chips actually smoke. I'm debating installing a new burner to see if that helps, but first I will blow our the line just to make sure there is not any debris in there. If anyone has any recommendations I would greatly appreciate the help.
     
  2. aucivil

    aucivil Fire Starter SMF Premier Member

    Sounds like you may have a regulator issue.  Before you replace it give it another try making sure the smoker is off when you open the gas valve.
     
  3. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    I agree with above. Also the Gasser guy's have tons of trouble with Spiders. The Venturi Air/Gas tube is up scale housing for the little bugger's. A Yellow flame is a good indicator...JJ
     
  4. I'm new to the forum and also have a new SMV24S.  I don't know if this is a forum faux pas, but I have to ask if you resolved your issue because I also have the same problem.  My first smoke was with two full racks of ribs and a large port butt and it turned out perfectly, temps held solid at 325 with the dial just below medium.  When I tried smoking some chicken legs last week I couldn't get the temp above 280 with the dial as high as it would go.  I understand the regulator issue, I've had that happen with my grill and have disconnected and let it reset with no luck.  I am grilling again today and can't break 270.  Looking for a hero here.  Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2015

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