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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:10 pm 

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Hi All,

I'm new to the Smoking meat world and in need of some help.

I recently purchased a little Gasmate Smoker & Grill from BBQ's Galore,( just to see if i could get into smoking meat, the issue is have is that i can't get my smoker to go over 100 Degrees when i have the Water pan in see below:

Coals (Heat beads) - Red hot > started through Chimney
Water Pan - Have tried with a cup of water and filling the pan up (tried hot/cold water)
All Vents Open
Thermometer (built into the smoker) shows between 80-100 degrees,

As soon as i take the water pan out, i can get it to rise to 150 degrees, Surely i'm doing something wrong?

do i need to modify my smoker to get more air?

Thanks for the help in advance

PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 1:16 pm 
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Location: Melbourne, Australia
When you say 100 degrees do you mean Celsius or Fahrenheit? 100 degrees Celsius is actually a really good low and slow temp. Maybe a wee bit cool but not too bad. 100 degrees Fahrenheit is like a hot day in summer so won't cook much at all.

PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:43 am 

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I started with one of those. They are hard to get any consistency with or about 120c with a water pan. You can try sand instead of water. Also those built in dials are rubbish. Invest in a digital thermometer and measure grill temp. Probably find it's about 120 which is great for ribs. I like you said, it's hotter without water so if doing things like beef ribs I would go without water. Also you might need to replenish the heat source though out the cook. All fun and games learning.

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