Cleaning the burner

Discussion in 'Propane Smokers' started by cytodws, Jun 18, 2014.

  1. cytodws

    cytodws Newbie

    I just purchased a use Masterbuilt propane smoker from a friend who was moving. I saw in the manual that if the flame is yellow, not mostly blue, the burner should be cleaned. However, I can not find how to clean the burner in the online manual that I have. Can someone tell me how to clean the burner?
  2. bobank03

    bobank03 Smoking Fanatic

    Not sure. Can you get under there and disassemble the gas tubing? Although some compressed air would probably work. 
  3. cytodws

    cytodws Newbie

    Thanks for the info Bob. I disassembled the burner carriage and cleaned the burner with water. A lot of rust particles came out. I put everything back together and let it dry for 24 hours before I ignited the burner. The flame is still mostly red. I do not know where to go from here. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. 
  4. bobank03

    bobank03 Smoking Fanatic

    Did you get into the actual burner? The part where the flame comes out? I would pull the whole thing apart and take another look at it and see if there are still some issues in those tubes. I think a red flame means too much oxygen (and not enough propane), but I'm not authoritarian. Maybe take a clothes hanger or something and run it back and forth through there? I was thinking the wire brushes in a gun cleaning kit would probably do a good job too. 

    I would recommend than none of this be attempted without disconnecting the source (propane in this case) and letting the gas vent for a bit to ensure there aren't any unwanted side effects. 

    I have a gas Grill I have had for about 10 years and all of the internal tubes and burners and such will have to be replaced this summer. I was just looking at all of it this morning and they are basically just rotting away 

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