Amazen smoker help

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by johnb5, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. johnb5

    johnb5 Fire Starter

    I just got my smoker out to use this weekend and was having a problem keeping it lit. I use it in a Smokin-it #3. I use dust not pellets. I get a good hot cherry on the end. It seems to burn about a row and a half then put it goes. Any help or advice is greatly appreciated
  2. sb59

    sb59 Smoking Fanatic

    When ever there is a problem keeping the amaz. going,no matter what the smoker model I think it is simply starved for oxygen. You need a good vent at the top of the box and enough of a draft at the bottom so the rising heat and smoke draws air over the dust or pellets to keep them smoldering. This is why the mailbox mods. work so well. I gave a quick google at your smoker, try to open your vent full open and removing the external drip pan to let air in thru the weep hole.
  3. johnb5

    johnb5 Fire Starter

    OK thank you. I will give it a shot
  4. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What type, brand, model of smoker do you have?
  5. johnb5

    johnb5 Fire Starter

    Smokin-it #3

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