LPG Vertical Smokers

Discussion in 'Propane Smokers' started by nepas, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Need some help here.

    I been looking at just about all the vertical LPG smokers. Some are pretty nice with a few simple mods and some are just plane flimsy and junky. Master Forge, Camp Chef and Master Built come up allot as good verticals.

    I want to do some sausage and need one that i can control between 100 and 180.

    Any suggestions.

    TY
     
  2. shtrdave

    shtrdave Smoking Fanatic

    I have one of the below item, I got mine from cabelas as I wanted it for summer sausage and regular sausage and my little cookshack just wouldn't work for long  sticks.

    It worked well for what I used it for, since I have moved 3 years ago I have gotten a place to set it up for use. It would take some work to keep the temp regulated, I have not tried putting a valve in the line to control the amount of flow to help regulate temps, but I think that would work, it is single wall and mine is all SS and 48" cabinet with I think 5 racks and it came with hooks for hanging items on a string, it has a damper on the lower of each side as well as one on the top, the thermometer in the door you would need to calibrate with a known good one as it is not accurate.

    I would buy one again, because I have found that it makes excellent yardbirds and such with the higher temps I can get the skin the way I like it, the cookshack only does 250 and the humidity in it needs dumped several times to get good chicken skins.

     
  3. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

  4. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    It's the mid size wide body.
     
  5. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    I was looking at this today at BPS

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  6. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That's pretty low for a gas fired smoker, even with a mod like a needle valve.

    When I want real low temps I use an electric burner.
     
  7. scooper

    scooper Smoking Fanatic

    Exactly.  I have a MGS 30, and cannot get it below 180.
     
  8. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    Have you tryed to set your valve between off and high  after it's lighted.
     
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2011
  9. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    I'm just looking to try something different with smoking.
     
  10. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I have the master forge 2 door that Lowe's sells. I like it , and feel for the price it's a great unit. I have never tried to get my temps that low so I can't say for 100% sure it will. How ever if you added a needle valve in line I'd be willing to bet you could.
     
  11. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I have a Smoke Vault & it has a very low setting on it & it will run at 120-180, but you have to be careful. If there is any wind the flame will blow out easily, so you have to babysit it a little. I saw where one of the guys made a wind break with brick pavers around the bottom. It looks nice & I think it may work for the low temps.
     

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