Smoke Hollow 44": can I use pellet grill pellets

Discussion in 'Propane Smokers' started by pdub, Jun 1, 2014.

  1. pdub

    pdub Newbie

    I had to take another pellet grill back for a refund.  That was my last pellet grill and now I'm left with eight bags of pellets.  I just ordered the Smoke Hollow 44" gasser and want to know if pellets will suffice in place of chips.  Any suggestions?
     
  2. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    They will burn up fast compared to chips and chunks, so putting them directly into the smoke wood tray/box will not work very well. You can use a few tricks to reduce the amount of air and heat getting to them and extend their smoke time. Start with a burned-out/seasoned tin can to put the pellets into...keep the lid, as you may need to put it over the pellets to further reduce air getting inside. If this proves to be not enough to slow down the pellets, you may need to elevate the tin can off the grate slightly...next step would be to raise the smoke wood tray a bit higher from the propane burner. It's all about finding the right balance of heat and air to get the amount of smoke and smoke time you want. Also, if you're getting too little smoke, but a good amount of smoke time between refills, then try a larger diameter can so you get more potential for smoke. Cut the top of the can down to height needed to fit between the smoke tray and water pan.

    Eric
     
  3. pdub

    pdub Newbie

    Sorry it took so long for me to reply. Instead of trying to make a work around for burning pellets, I've come up with another idea. Many people have informed me of the AMNTS, so that's what I bought. I couldn't be more satisfied. I know many of you already know what this is, but for those who don't - here's an explanation. I bought the 12" model, which is a stainless steel tube that is open at one end. Fill with pellets and light with a torch. Once lit well, blow out the flame and you'll have 4-6 hours of smoke. I keep mine loosely covered with foil to prevent drippings from inhibiting the burn.

    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/125487/amnts-thats-what-im-calling-it
     

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