Perfect Flame Propane Smoker

Discussion in 'Propane Smokers' started by jbraas, Feb 7, 2010.

  1. jbraas

    jbraas Fire Starter

    I have had a Perfect Flame propane smoker (from Lowes) for a little while now and like using propane.

    One issue I have noticed recently is that it seems tough to keep TBS. The wood chips really get going and the smoke pours to the point I need to pour a little water in to get things under control.

    The food still seems to turn out fine, but if I could remove this extra headache it would be even better.

    Any suggestions for modifications? I did a search but nothing jumped out.

    Any thoughts or redirection to another post is greatly appreciated.
  2. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  3. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    What kind of pan are you using for your chip tray big or small? I had my first propane rig and it had a tiny chip pan it would smoke hard and fast so it was hard to keep the TBS. Now I have a bigger thicker cast iron pot with a lid that I use and that works great. I have also started using large chunks of wood more and that keeps the smoke going longer. I use a mixture of wood chips and chunks. Also I had to experiment with getting my chip pan further away from my flame so it didn't burn so hot and quick. All I ended up doing was putting fire bricks under my pan and that deflected enough heat to keep the chips from catching fire. You can also put your chips in a tinfoil ball with holes poked in the top that would keep your chips from catching fire. Hope this help a bit.
  4. jaxgatorz

    jaxgatorz Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    rb has given u some great advice.. I have that exact smoker and had the same problem at first.. I now use only the big chunks of wood and put a chunk way into the corner of the wood pan...Add more as needed.... The foil works ok with the chips too , but i like the chunk method better....
  5. jaxgatorz

    jaxgatorz Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Also just incase u were not aware-- DO NOT trust the thermometer on that unit.. I have never seen 1 that was even close... Mine is 50-75 degrees off !! Happy smokes..
  6. jbraas

    jbraas Fire Starter

    Thanks for the info and tips everyone. I may look to go with a chunk/chip combo, or move more to chunks.

    I think the pan is a decent size, but it is a rather thin metal (thin enough that it sort of "warps" after it is heated) and I have thought that could be a part of the problem.

    Any thoughts on how I might get a more cast iron version that I have heard is out there?
  7. Check out this site....they have a cast iron smoking pot for $9.00

  8. rad5

    rad5 Newbie

    I have the same smoker...I turn the flame down real low and close the vents almost all the way closed. I leave them open just a little. You might have to bend the tab that keeps the vents from closing. Also, like everyone said get a good thermometer.
  9. woody5184

    woody5184 Newbie

    help i need to know where to information on GS 2000 

    it was given to me two days ago i need to use it by tommorow if anyybody can help me

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