Topic Title: Too hot?
Created on June 28, 2012 at 06:44 PM

Ray

First day with my new Wrangler. On the new grill "burn off" the grill went to 500 degrees. I tweaked the shutter to mostly blue flames with a little bit of yellow. It still goes up to 480. It is 93 degrees outside. Should I be concerned of the high grill temp or does this seem normal on such a hot day?

Tom Kirkman

It does seem awfully hot, but with the temperature as it is, and if there is no wind, it may not be completely out of the ball park.

You can always call Holland and ask. I'm sure they'll be happy to assist you.


Ray

Cooked on the Wrangler for the first time tonight. It was 100 degrees outside and it still went up to 480. I just cooked the steaks a little shorter time than the Holland chart recommends. Steaks were great. (I did call my dealer and he said the hot weather would affect the temp and it would actually cool down some when the food goes on. He was right. Great customer service. I bet the guy at Home Depot could not answer a question like that on a Char-Broil) Tomorrow it's hotdogs and hamburgers after church. Yee ha!

Dave Easley

I cut some pieces of wood about 3 inches long. Two Pieces 1/4 inch, two pieces 3/8 inch, a one inch and a two inch. Now I can crack the lid from 1/4 inch and up in 1/8 inch increments to get the temp I want regardless of the sun, outside temperature, wind, etc. I stack the pieces in the front right corner.

Mike

Hi Ray...I have read where most NEW Holland Grill owners experience the same high temps during the initial break-in. Mine took several weeks of use before the temp came down. I cooked some St. Louis ribs last night and the outside temp was terribly high and so was my grill, but I just reduced the cooking time as you did. These HOT summer temps will effect your grill temp for sure. You could also try putting a block at the edge of the lid as others have suggested or try to keep the grill in a shady area or you could try pouring water in the drip pan. This will help reduce the temps.

Happy Grillin !


Ray

Thanks to everybody's replies. I actually got an e-mail from Holland today telling me that I should expect the high temps at first and once the grill has been used a few times and some grease builds up on the pan I should see a drop in the temp. Tonight it's salmon!

Bubba

Our companion gille will not stay lit. I found an adjustment for pressure under regulator nob. What should the gas pressure be?

@ Bubba

Just test the grill after adjusting the calibrating screw. Keep the max temp between 400 & 450 degrees.

Bubba

Is there a way to set ounces or water column for pressure?

Dave Easley

Hi Bubba. If wind is blowing out the grill, look at the burner tube bracket. That is the rectangular metal piece that the regulator and burner tube attach to. If the bracket is open at the top and bottom, air can blow into it and down the burner tube and extinguish the flame. Call Holland. They have a special burner tube bracket that has slots on the top and bottom to block the wind.

Bubba

Dave, Wind is not the problem. We have been through 3 regulators and finally found out there is an adjustment screw under regulator dial. It's an allen screw. I have it burning now, by adjusting the pressure, but all gas appliances usually have a pressure rating. Trying to find out what it is. Dealer was no help.
Thanks

Dave Easley

Water column pressure is usually measured using a manometer. You can make a very simple and very accurate one yourself. Start here.
http://www.rverscorner.com/manometer.html
Working with propane is dangerous. You may want to take your regulator to a propane dealer and ask them to adjust your regulator. 11 inches water column is where it should be for propane, I believe.

@ Bubba

The correct LP pressue is 11" water column on High. If you will adjust the regulator to give you 400/450 on high after a 15 minute preheat, the pressure will be fine.