masterbuilt xl needle valve

Discussion in 'Propane Smokers' started by andrewbest, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. Greetings! I am trying to finish up my mods and have a needle valve question. I would prefer not to do any cutting and splicing so I was thinking I would buy a pre-fab setup. Can I replace the original RJ-A-5/8 gas hose with a bayou classic model number 5HPR30? My concern is going from 1 psig to a 30 psi setup. Any help would be awesome!
  2. I have the same smoker and would be interested in the answer

  3. ps0303

    ps0303 Meat Mopper

  4. couger78

    couger78 Smoking Fanatic

    Simple fix for temp regulation: I inserted a lever ball valve in the 'chain' between the tank & the smoker.

    Allows for slight adjustments and at the smoker's lowest settings and with the valve cranked down low, I can maintain low temps (130-150°F) for extended times. Perfect for sausages & jerky smokes.


  5. Thanks!  I will be trying the ball valve soon as that is easy for me to put in.
  6. dameatsweats

    dameatsweats Newbie

    I just modified my smoker with a similar setup.  I haven't cooked on it yet, but I was messing with it a little, and saw a couple things I didn't like.  Have you guys seen these.

    1.) when I turn the ball valve down, you can hear a high pitch whistle sound

    2.) when the ball valve is turned down for a lower flame, adjusting the regulator on the smoker doesn't effect the flame.

    Not sure if these are real issues, but im all for suggestions.


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