AMNPS and MES 30

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by flyboys, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. flyboys

    flyboys Smoking Fanatic

    I just got an AMNPS last week and am very impressed. Todd is a smoking genius and genuinely cares about his customers.
    Just curious as to where most owners of the MES 30" place their AMNPS inside of it. Sorry if this has been covered before, but I'm having a hard time finding it.
  2. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    It was designed with the MES 30 in mind.

    The perfect place for it is on the bars, near the bottom, to the left of the chip burner assembly.

    It should fit perfectly right there.

  3. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Sounds like your ready to rock and roll. [​IMG]
  4. flyboys

    flyboys Smoking Fanatic

    Thank you Bear. I used it over the weekend but put it on the bottom rack. That will work much better. I will be using it for a large smoke of butts and ribs next weekend. I was worried about loosing that cooking space.
    Do you spray or baste more often when not using the water pan?
  5. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    AMNPS tip - If you are smoking anything that may drip some grease onto your pellets lay a simple aluminum tent style foil over the AMNPS to keep the grease from snuffing out the pellets or start a grease fire and yet too still allow plenty of air flow for the pellets to smolder freely.
  6. flyboys

    flyboys Smoking Fanatic

    Thank you MossyMo, I will definitely do that.
  7. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Two great suggestions with this amazin device - you are in for a lot of fun
  8. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Good luck & don't forget the Q-view!
  9. garyinmd

    garyinmd Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    What Bear said, I have the MES30 and the AMNPS fits perfect on the bars.
  10. flyboys

    flyboys Smoking Fanatic

    Thank you all very much, that is very helpful. I will definitely be posting plenty of butt shots next week!
  11. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Fill your AMNPS up to the brim, but do not overfill

    Light thru the starter hole for approx. 45 seconds, with a torch

    A flame will appear on top the pellets

    Allow the flame to burn for about 5 minutes and blow out before placing inside your smoker

    Start your AMNPS a good 30-40 minutes before you put your meat in.  This gives you the AMNPS a chance to get going.  I start My AMNPS and then go prep my food.  By the time my food is ready to smoke, the AMNPS is rollin' in smoke

    Here's a link I started, in hopes guys would find it if they had issues.  Guys have been adding to it and I've learned a few tips and tricks from them!

    Also, you should try a trial run before your real smoke.  This gives you an idea of how it works.

    Pull the chip pan out 1 1/2" - Adds a little more air flow inside the MES

    Do not remove the chip loader, but you can pull it out 1/4 way and play with the intake

    Place on the rails, to the left of the chip pan housing

    If it's not burning correctly, place it on the lowest rack

    Don't use water in the water pan - The inside of your smoker will turn into a SAUNA!

    If you run into a jam, you can always call me at (952)412-0484

  12. flyboys

    flyboys Smoking Fanatic

    Thank you again Todd. I can honestly say this is the first product I purchased where I received personal guidance from the company's owner/ founder. Both my wife and I have really been impressed!
    I made some mistakes during my maiden smoke with it, but I now see my mistakes and can't wait for next weeks smoke!
    I will definitely post Qview and pics of the AMNPS in action next week!

  13. I just got my amnps in mail on saturday and im having trouble keeping it going in my mes30. i have the non window version. Can some opne post a picture of where you are setting it in the smoker. i have tried it on the floor as well as on the rack next to the smoker box. i really would like to get this working as it was 60 bucks? all help would be great please...
  14. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Did you let it burn for at least 10 minutes before blowing it out & putting it in the smoker?

    It has to get going real good or it will go out. 

    I'm sure Todd will be along to give you specific instructions on your smoker.
  15. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Both of those places are good, but the favored place is your second one--- on the bars, to the left of the chip burner assembly.

    Todd will be along, but like Al said, getting it going real good before you put it in is the most important thing.

    I sometimes wait a full 15 minutes before I put my AMNPS in.

  16. smitty20

    smitty20 Newbie

    Is there a current coupon code for the AMNPS?  Want to order myself one for Thanksgiving!
  17. I finally got it to work on the very bottom of the smoker, just did 3 half's of salmon and the color is amazing. Thx for all the follow ups guys. I will have to post a pic of the salmon i guess now huh....
  18. Go to AMNPS website, contact owner by email, and request a coupon code or any current discounts offered. I did so, and got a nice deal last week. They're good folks.
  19. bigal162

    bigal162 Newbie

    I gotta say thanks to Todd, owner of AMNPS. Put in an order for some pellets this afternoon and checked back on his web site this evening and the order shows to have been shipped.You just cant beat customer service like that. Every time I have dealt with Todd on anything it has been this way. Thank you.
  20. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Missed This one!

    There's a learning curve to the New AMNPS, but once you figure it out, you're gonna LOVE it!

    Most of the time, guys rush the starting procedure.

    Allow the flame to burn for 10 minutes.  This is VERY Important!!!

    The flame burns pellets "Red Hot", and forms a good bed of coals for the other pellets.

    Without a good bed of coals, the AMNPS will most likely go out after only 1"-2" of pellets are burned.

    If it's windy out, place the AMNPS inside your smoker, to get out of the wind.

    Also, water in the water pan will create too much moisture, and the AMNPS cannot burn properly.

    Looks like you got it figured out!


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