AMNPS USE IN A KETTLE...

Discussion in 'A-Maze-N Smokers' started by fatboycoalition, Jun 15, 2016.

  1. lemans

    lemans Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yep. Smoked tons of cheese with my AMNPS and my 22gold. Cheese on the right top grate smoke on the
    Charcoal grate on the right.
    Bottom vent wide open , top vent over the cheese wide open. This way the smoke drafts right where you want it
     
  2. Cold smoke? How about warm smoke?
     
  3. wade

    wade Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yes many times. You need to keep the AMNPS and the food as far apart as possible to minimise the warming affect of the smoldering pellets. I used to smoke mostly at night when the outside air temperature is cool.
    Yes, place the AMNPS on the charcoal grate above the bottom air vent. and position the top air vent over what you are smoking. When smoking things like nuts or salt then temperature is not a problem however when smoking cheese, butter or fish then you can place it on a wire rack over a tray of ice.
     
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  4. Thank you Lemans and Wade.
     
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  5. lemans

    lemans Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Anytime Brother..
     
  6. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    NO HEAT !!!!!!!!   the cheese will melt....  You may have to smoke the cheese first thing in the morning to have cool enough temps...    Like Lemans says...  Vents wide open....
     
  7. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The AMNPS doesn't work too well if you have briquettes going in the kettle....  the charcoal burning consumes all the oxygen and the pellets won't burn.....
     
  8. lemans

    lemans Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Gotta be cool outside . Under 50 degrees if it's too warm outside you will end up with cheese whiz
     
  9. Sorry. I was asking if you had used it for smoking meats, briskets, chicken etc. in place of charcoal and wood chunks. I'm not ready for cold smoking yet. Still trying to learn warm smoking still. Thanks again for everyone's help.
     
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  10. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

     
  11. wade

    wade Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Dave has given you the honest truth above - the AMNPS does not work well in a situation where oxygen levels are low. I tried to use it a couple of times in my Weber when hot smoking when I first got it but without success. You do not need one though as you can place the pellets directly onto the coals.

    When cooking for an extended time on the kettle for, say, pork shoulder or brisket, you will probably be using the minion/snake method to give you those long controllable low temperatures. You just need to distribute the pellets evenly on top of the unburned briquettes and they will continually give off smoke throughout the cook. 1.5 Kg (3.3 pounds) of good quality briquettes will give you up to 8 hours of good cooking temperature in a Weber.


    You can see more detailed information here - http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/171812/coconut-briquettes

    The AMNTS can be used with greater success than the AMNPS in the Weber but I found that it burns away quite quickly.

    I hope this helps.
     
  12. I did. Thanks.
     
  13. Got it. Thank you for the great info.
     
  14. brandeeno

    brandeeno Newbie

    i just did half a belly in my weber kettle with the AMNPS... i wish the profile was more narrow. as a square, sitting on the charcoal rack, it takes up a heft proportion of the availble square footable, where you don't want the meat to be on top of it. it would be cool to have a AMNPS that followed the contour of the weber :)
     

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