Off smell, pungent
Recently i have been noticing a slight off smell coming from somewhere around my smoker when i was cooking. at first i thought it was the hickory i was using so switched to some other stuff and that seemed to fix the problem.
A few days ago i was cooking some tri tips and got her really hot and noticed the smell was worse, like burning plastic almost. i opened up my warming box and WHAM! got hit in the face with a really strong chemical/plastic burning oder.
I know it is not the wood now, i have tested several of my woods from apple all the way thru to hickory. It happens when i bring the cooker up past a certain temp.
I have an insulated firebox, is it possible the insulation is melting and the fumes are seeping out somewhere? i just can't figure it out. any thoughts?
It doesn't seem to be affecting the main cooking chamber too bad but id like to be able to use my warming box.
Before anyone asks, NO, i have not ever had plastic or cleaned with any chemicals in my cooker.
Meadow Creek TS250, Horizon 20" Classic Backyard Smoker, old style weber performer