Convert LP to NG

Discussion in 'Propane Smokers' started by pzovic, Dec 4, 2014.

  1. Sorry for this duplicate post;  I dont know how I did this, nor how to delete

    I have been a huge fan of this site for a couple of years, have used my large NG weber for smoking for a while and just last week bought my first smoker (brand new Masterbuilt 2-door LP). 

    I cant say that this smoker is the highest quality ( sgging door, loose hinges) but the proice was right.

    I've done chicken and salmon (both were great, btw) and am planning for bigger and better things.

    Given that the winter is upon us (I am just off Lake Michigan and near Milwaukee, W), I am contemplating converting my smoker to NG, as Lp looses too much vapor pressure in winter, and bringing the tank inside to warm is fine for short burns, but not good enough for those long smokes.

    Anyone with experience converting? 

    Ideally, I would like to be able to use NG or LP and understand that pressure differences will affect performance, but figure that lower ng pressure is fine for my low T smoke jobs.



    Last edited: Dec 4, 2014
  2. [​IMG]Paul. 

    I see your new to the forum. When you get a chance will you drop by roll call so everyone can give you a proper SMF welcome?

    I also see that you have already started another thread about the same subject. It is best to only start one thread on the same subject.

    Happy smoken.

  3. Simply a matter of changing or drilling out the orifice that the gas comes out of. You should be able to pick up a new orifice at a place that sells higher end barbques. Natural gas needs a larger orifice than propane. After that it should be seamless. You'll never know the difference. I've converted several barbques over the years.

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