A-maze-n Pellet Smoker blows out on a Traeger

Discussion in 'Slicers, Grinders, Tools, Equipment' started by dannos, Apr 25, 2014.

  1. I'm trying to concentrate a bit more smoke on my long, slow brisket smokes and bought an A-maze-n box for the purpose.  Problem is, with the airflow in my Traeger Texas, it tends to blow out regularly.  Anyone else have this issue and hopefully a fix for it?  Is there a preferred position or orientation for the box?  The A-maze-n worked great in the cold smoker but just doesn't stay lit in the main grill.
  2. shtrdave

    shtrdave Smoking Fanatic

    The tube type smoker Todd sells seems to work better in the pellet grills. I do use my tray type but it doesn't seem to work as well as the tube or another product I use from Smokin Spice called and RSI no matter what I use I try to put it along the back wall of the cooker where the air is coming up around the drip pan.

    I have a Rec Tec, I believe they are very similar to the Traegers.
  3. Thanks, shtrdave.

    I'm wondering if using some heavy-duty foil as a diverter for airflow around the A-maze-n box would work?  Just head-scratching...
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2014
  4. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If the Traeger Texas is a pellet grill, and it is burning pellets, there may not be enough oxygen left for the pellets to burn....

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