HELP, SMOKER IS TOO HOT

Discussion in 'Beef' started by stretch90, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. stretch90

    stretch90 Fire Starter

    Hi, I'm using a grill pro vertical propane smoker and I have the gas set on the lowest setting but the temperature won't go under 325. I'm making a brisket but I can't get it to 225. I've tried adjusting the vents but I can't get it down. Somebody please help. Thanks.
     
  2. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'm not really familiar with that type smoker but..........

    Does it have a water pan? If so fill with water, that will help bring it down.

    Maybe someone thats more familiar with your smoker will jump in and save the day!
     
  3. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That would have been my guess. Do you have your water pan in place and are you using it?
     
  4. stretch90

    stretch90 Fire Starter

    The water pan actually has a decent amount of water in it, which is another reason I'm confused. But I think I'll add some more, thanks for the input.
     
  5. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I looked up your smoker and i see that it does have a water pan.

    Make sure it's full of water.
     
  6. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

      I'm sure this isn't your first smoke with this smoker, Have you had this problem before? Have you been able to go as low as 225º in the past?
     
  7. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member


     Not sure where you are located, but is the smoker out in this hot sun. I can see a 100º reading on my gauge at times and have not even lit the fire yet [​IMG]
     
  8. stretch90

    stretch90 Fire Starter

    This is actually my first time using this smoker, normally I use a charcoal smoker.
     
  9. stretch90

    stretch90 Fire Starter

    I think this might be the problem because the water isn't really boiling which I would think it would since it's so hot. Maybe the thermometer is just off. Thanks.
     
     
  10. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

     Ah ha.........The temp probe is probably way off. If you have a different thermo you could throw in the smoker you could find out for sure.
     

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