Need a little help

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bassmaster, Jan 1, 2015.

  1. bassmaster

    bassmaster Newbie

    I have a new Masterbuilt 40" - 2 door gas smoker that I just got.  I'm smoking an 8 pound pork loin today.  I'm having trouble getting the smoker temperature low enough.  I'm trying to get it to about 220 - 225 and I can't get it below about 260. So far I've replaced the in-door thermometer that was off by about 70 degrees and checked the new one with an oven thermometer inside on one of the racks.  They are both reading 260 now.  I also closed off the slots in the chip pan with aluminum foil to keep flame from getting into the pan and igniting the chunks.  I'm running it at the lowest setting and it's still running too hot and the top vent full open. 

    Anybody have any tips to get the temperature down where it should be?

    Thanks for the help. 
  2. Take a look at the mods for you model. UN till then you can do your butt at 260° as long as it doesn't have much sugar in the rub.

    Happy smoken.

  3. bassmaster

    bassmaster Newbie

    I'm new to the forum.  Can I find the mods in here?
  4. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Do you have water in the water pan? Without it I have trouble getting my propane smoker under 225 or so
  5. In the "SearchForums" line at the top of the page put in Mods for masterbuilt and you should get links to mods on the forum.
  6. Yes use the search bar.

    Happy smoken.

  7. bassmaster

    bassmaster Newbie

    Yes - I do have water in the pan.  I was surprised it was running that hot being that the temp here today is in the mid 20's
  8. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Also I would try to leave the bottom vent open to let cool air in... that might help as well....
  9. shaggy91954

    shaggy91954 Meat Mopper

    Is that a self proclaimed title or have you won the BMC?  LOL is that you KVD?  Where are you from and what lakes do you fish?  I'm in Kentucky and fish Barkley / Kentucky mostly.  Just learning to smoke and this it the perfect place to get pointers and advice.  Great to see another bass fisherman on the forum. 

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