Possible to overfill AMNPS?

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by will75, Oct 16, 2015.

  1. will75

    will75 Fire Starter

    I lit both ends and my mailbox was pillowing... no fires. But it almost seemed like the coals were being choked... So i scrapped that and started over because i want TBS. Seems ok now, i only lit one end this time in the mailbox.Looks good
     
  2. will75

    will75 Fire Starter

    Another pic and this is just one side lit..
    . And amps
     
  3. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    The AMNPS is filled just fine. I have noticed it put out a lot in the beginning. It settles down quickly to TBS...JJ
     
  4. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yeppers looks good now

    DS
     
     
  5. will75

    will75 Fire Starter

    More
    . 2 lit
     
  6. beuler

    beuler Smoke Blower

    HOW FULL ARE WE SUPPOSE TO FILL IT? I PACK MINE IN TO THE TOP....looking at wills , its half.

    Sorry about the caps
     
  7. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    IF you fill it to the top there is a CHANCE that it can jump rows,,, next row can get hot enough to ignite. 

    I fill mine just a little more than Wills but not to the top

    A full smoker is a happy smoker

    DS
     
     
  8. will75

    will75 Fire Starter

    So as long as amnps is smoking I should be happy lol
     
  9. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Here is what I use with consistant burn and no jumping...JJ

     
  10. Hi, you will develop your own style so to speak. I fill mine leaving near a 1/4 inch at the top. If I am mixing pellets like cherry on top of hickory I only put the cherry on the top. I also only put a thin amount in the center of the row. 

    If I have a short smoke like for a Tenderloin that takes about 1.5 hours I will load a quarter row on both ends. The cook time is short so I want a lot of smoke .Maybe not right but that is my way. 

    That is the  thing about  smoking you can do it your way.  Jted
     

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