Just ordered AMNPS

Discussion in 'Info and Practices' started by grahd, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. grahd

    grahd Fire Starter

    Just ordered my new AMNPS for cold smoking.  My MacGyver trick wasn't the greatest and want to do it right [​IMG]

    the MacGyver stunt worked to a point but I don't think I got the best results [​IMG]

    Going by all the reviews here, I can't wait to use Todd's product!

    Wish me luck!!!!!!!!!!!



  2. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    just got mine  few weeks ago. doing some cheese right now. Didn't take long to get it from Todd.

    smoking a pork belly tomorrow

    so far I like the AMNPS
  3. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Works totally Awesome! I got mine as a Throwdown Prize...Todd's the Best!...Thanks again...JJ
  4. got mine a couple of weeks ago,but haven't used it  for smoking yet.i have done several dry runs with it to get use to it.omg, the  sweet smell of smoke it produces is  unreal.i have 10 lbs.of bacon curing nowso i will give theAMNPS the true test in about  6-7 days from now.
  5. I've had one for some time now and it is the bomb... the thing just works great for cold smoking.  Couldn't be easier to cold smoke cheese or bacon with it...

  6. moikel

    moikel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    What he said,I love mine. 
  7. grahd

    grahd Fire Starter

    Good luck with your bacon smoking.  haven't made that attempt yet, I had started with Ribs, then did a standing rib, then turkey, brisket, now cheese. 

  8. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    The more you use it the better you get with it. I know it is set and forget but there are just some things like how to pack pellets or dust for your smoker that only come with use.  Once you dial it in you are going to love it. 
  9. smokinal

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

    It would be very hard to do a lot of things I do without my AMNPS!
  10. grahd

    grahd Fire Starter

    Ok, just got my AMNPS yesterday and I have to admit, Todd packs very well.  no damages, and actually got to look at a local newspaper from up there (Thanks Todd! [​IMG])

    Just a quick couple of questions, can I use some pellets from the local home center to test out the burn characteristics of it, and any recommendations from the group here on how to store my unused pellets that Todd sent to me?

    Looking forward to smoking things I hadn't smoked before!!!!!   [​IMG][​IMG]

    Now to figure out what exactally to smoke first!!

  11. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    I would use the pellets that Todd sent. the "local home center Pellets " might burn different .( don't know for sure just my 2cents on it)

    as far as storing , I put mine in a container with lid and mark it what type of pellets.

    I did some cheese and belly bacon last week with mine. ( that has to go on your "to-do-list" )

    the bacon is so much better then store bacon.
  12. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I would only use Todd's pellets for now so you get to know how it works. Then you can experiment once you know how it is supposed to function   
  13. grahd

    grahd Fire Starter

    Ok, got my new toy from Todd, can't wait to mess with it!


    Package came in Flawless, Thanks again Todd  [​IMG]
  14. Good luck and have fun. I just got mine and have only used it once on some cheese.  It will take some practice to get the process just right for my smoker, but I have no doubts I will get it there.  Such an engenius device, thanks again Todd.
  15. ronrude

    ronrude Meat Mopper

    I have used hickory and apple pellets from Gander Mountain and had no issues.  I don't remember the brand, but they worked great with my bacon and cheese smokes.  I also tried Traeger Pecan pellets, but Traeger pellets are not 100% the wood marked on the bag.  They are an oak or ash base with the flavor listed as an addition.  I don't remember the blend but I found it on the internet once.  Their Mesquite and Hickory are 100% Ash or Oak and only have Mesquite or Hickory Oil.  With the mixed pellets, it is OK if you don't mind something like an oak/pecan mix.  Just be aware.  Personally, the Hickory and Mesquite, I would prefer the real deal over ash or oak with oil in them.

    My pellets sit in a plastic storage box on a covered porch with my charcoal and other grilling/smoking supplies.  It keeps out the snow and rain but isn't "sealed" in any way.  No trouble so far, but I have only had them in the winter.  We will see how summer humidity will affect them.  
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2012
  16. Wow this thing looks sweet.. So it just runs on a portable propane tank? And do you just set it inside of a larger smoker to contain the smoke?
  17. Sorry just read up on this and I see now that you just lite it with the torch... Another dumb question when it say 6x6 or 6x8 is that the size in inches ?
  18. yes mine is the 6-8"
  19.  The AMNPS is about 5-7/16 x 8 so it will fit places the AMNS won't. The AMNS comes in 6x6 and 6x8.

  20.   I dry my pellets in a dehydrator so that if I have any problems with burning I know it won't be because of moisture and I can look to other things. After drying I store them in these peanut containers to stay dry. I store my dust, chips, and smaller chunks the same way.



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