Temperature Control - Plug Burner?

Discussion in 'Propane Smokers' started by boatin78, Aug 25, 2015.

  1. boatin78

    boatin78 Newbie

    Long time reader, first time poster, great topic, love the forum.

    Like many, I'm having problems with maintaining a lower temperature.  Do any of the propane experts out there think it would be wise, or unwise, to modify the burner itself?  I was thinking of running a tap through every third burner hole and installing a brass or stainless screw, in theory reducing the burner output by 1/3. Or would it just increase the size of the flames on the open holes by 1/3?

    Is this a dumb/dangerous idea or should I go ahead and just install a needle valve?
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2015

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