Smoke Hollow Temperature Swing ...Solved ( I hope)

Discussion in 'Propane Smokers' started by davidinkansas, Aug 13, 2017.

  1. davidinkansas

    davidinkansas Newbie

    I recently bought a Smoke Hollow GS32 smoker. It went together easily and is a good looking unit.  I used it two times and fought temperature consistency...I was constantly adjusting up or down and it seemed to jump both ways too much.

     I called Smoke Hollow about the fluctuation and they had no answer.

     I bought a GasPro 20 PSIG regulator and installed it.

    I am very happy with this set up now.  I set the smoker control to medium and then dialed in the regulator (watching flame) until I got 225 temperature.

     Now when I adjust the knob on the smoker, I get very precise results...I can dial in 5 degree increments.

     I bought the regulator on Amazon for about $17 and am very pleased with it.

    Today is the first time i used it and I had my temperature set and stabilized in 10-15 minutes.

    Pretty good addition. I recommend it to anyone fighting the temperature swings.
     
  2. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice little write up and solution to a problem. 
     
  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sounds like a great fix for any of the propane guys!

    Thanks for sharing it.

    Al
     
  4. I had the same issue with my Masterbuild 40 inch propane smoker. I sealed the doors and the bought a 30 psi needle valve. From everything I had read, I thought I needed to keep the control knob on the smoker on high. I couldn't get the smoker to stay at any temperature very long. I finally tried turning the smoker knob as low as it would goe and then adjusted the needle valve. This worked great. I was able to keep temperature in a 5 to 6 degree window.
     
  5. froman524

    froman524 Fire Starter

    I've got a smoke hollow propane smoker (forgot which model, one burner, two doors) and I too struggled a bit at the beginning to dial in the perfect temp. After a few months of use I've found found the sweet spot, but I've also found that dialing in exactly 225 isn't all that necessary. I can usually get it somewhere between 225 and 250 and that works for most cooks. And that's on the factory provided thermostat, I know it's not perfectly accurate, but if I've got it in the range, it just works.

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