HELP! Masterbuilt 2 Door..temp fluctuating 15-20 degrees each way..can't stabalize

Discussion in 'Propane Smokers' started by idsmokethat, Jun 12, 2016.

  1. I bought the masterbuilt pro 2 door from HD a couple of weeks ago and this is my first time using it for a smoke.    It keeps fluctuating between 215 and sometimes as high as 245.  Is that a major problem?  Anything I can do to help?  I've been playing with the vents and currently have the smoker on the lowest flame setting. No water pan being used.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Not really a big deal unless it is spending most of the time on the low end. The Average is 230°F which is fine...JJ
     
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  3. smokeymose

    smokeymose Master of the Pit

    A water pan wouldn't hurt. I cracked the top door open a tad with mine if the temps got too high.
    There's a reason the door latches are adjustable. I fidgeted with that gasser more than I do the stick burner. It's really a decent cooker, you just have to watch it...
     
  4. Thanks!  I have a stick burner that I mixed charcoal/wood in...never had to work this hard to tweak the temp.  I went to propane because I thought it might be easier to set the smoker and know the temp would be constant
     
  5. ridnsmoke

    ridnsmoke Newbie

    I've had mine for 2 weekends and 4 smokes and found the door gauge is not to be trusted.   I have a River Country on order to replace it and have an oven unit I'm using until it gets here.   

    I also don't like the nuts they supplied for the circular vents on the lower sides - they're too loose and makes it hard to maintain control of the airflow.

    hope this helps

    RidnSmoke
     

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