AMNPS Help Please

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by dingo007, Aug 17, 2014.

  1. dingo007

    dingo007 Smoking Fanatic

    Hi all....looking for some help with my AMNPS CSG;

    For the life of me, I cannot keep it smoking, I've followed the instructions to a tee, however, it wont stay lit for more than 20miins. I'm doing the ramp method, torched for 1min,get a good flame that dies well before the 10min deal....I blow on it to keep the red coals etc...and get a good thin smoke...but it dies out every time. The only difference from the instructions is I'm using MAP gas, but I run as low a flame as I can.

    Need some helps....I've got a Country Ham and a Hungarian Salami that need 40hrs plus of smoke!

    Please dont get me wrong....i'm a believer in this product...just need to figure out what I'm doing wrong?
  2. Dingo007

    What is your altitude?
  3. dingo007

    dingo007 Smoking Fanatic

    I'm at 7000ft

  4. dingo007

    dingo007 Smoking Fanatic

    Thx Addertooth....I guess it'll help me in the long run...if I have to ditch my tray for a the meantime I'll try microwaving my pellets?
  5. Dingo007,

    No harm in trying all the classical fixes:

    Microwave pellets for a few minutes

    Toast the pellets in the oven for an hour at 300

    Remove pellet loader

    Remove pellet burner tray

    Rotate smoker to where the inlet hole faces the wind

    Empty water tray

    Make sure exhaust vent is wide open

    Torch the pellets for two minutes to establish a good coal bed

    Use a hot air gun to get a raging, roaring fire is going

    Let burn for more than ten minutes

    Try every possible position inside the MES

    Build the mailbox mod

    Make a chimney stack on the exhaust side

    Sacrifice 3 doves, goats, calves, white stags, unicorns

    ...and hope for the best.
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2014

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