Testing out the new Expanding AMNTS

Discussion in 'Cheese' started by dirtsailor2003, Dec 30, 2015.

  1. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    28 degrees out so I decided to test out the new expanding AMNTS from Todd at Amaze N.

    First impression is wow those pellets lit fast. I only had to torch for less than 30 seconds to get a good flame. Had embers and smoke in a little over a minute. Geez!

    Picked up a block of Colby jack and pepper jack. Going to give them 4-6 hours since it's so cold!

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  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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    Smoker temp. I expect it will go up some. We'll see, it will be getting dark soon.


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  3. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You're gonna love it! Just filled mine with some alder pellets (son's request) to smoke some SS sticks we made last night.

    Looking forward to hearing how much rise you get.
     
  4. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Congrats Case!![​IMG]

    Smoke that Cheese!!![​IMG]

    That new Tube looks Awesome!![​IMG]

    Bear
     
  5. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I haven't tried mine yet.

    Isn't cold yet
     
  6. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I almost went with alder, but I'm saving what I have for some salmon I plan to smoke tomorrow.

    This batch got Apple.


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  7. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Bear! It was nice and shiny, not anymore!


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  8. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Use for supplemental smoke during a hot smoke in your new super duper smoker! If it's like the other tubes it will work up to pit temps of 285.


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  9. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    LOL---Case is hogging all the frigid temps & snow we usually get !!

    Think maybe we should let him have it all this Winter???

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  10. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You guys can have winter anytime! I'm done with it!

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  11. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great Case, I've almost got myself talked into ordering the expanding tube today or tomorrow... So sounds like ya are happy with it ? Just done 8 lbs with some pitmaster dust last weekend... That was a sub zero smoke... But today we hit 1* ! :yahoo:
     
  12. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    So far the expando tube is doing great! I'd recommend taking advantage of the SMF holiday sale code while you still can.

    We're supposed to hit a low of 5 tonight. Yay, not! To make matters worse we have an inversion gong on, so ya that's right Freezing Fog! Yuck!


    Smoke away!!!
     
  13. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yea, I'm ordering one tonite... Twist my arm, but I can't resist with the sale... LOL. Freezing fog, man that stuff stinks... stay safe !
     
  14. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Here I am complaining about checking the pit when it's 40 degrees! I guess that's a bit balmy compared to where you folks are!
     
  15. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Okay pulled the cheese at the 4 hour mark. The expando tube lost its smoke. It wasn't extended. Seems that the 12"'AMNTS gets a few more hours of burn time. Raced through the pellets. Hmmmmmm. It may need less slits or slots in the tube.


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  16. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Wow! I filled mine with alder, fully compressed and it's still smoking after 4 hours and still has a couple of inches to go.

    Stay warm up there!
     
  17. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I totally expected there to still be smoldering pellets in the tube when I checked at the 4 hour mark. Nope all gone. I know they didn't ignite and flame up. The iGrill would have told me that. The temp in the smoker peaked at 41 held there for about 30 minutes at the 1 hour mark and then gradually dropped after dark finally ending at 37 at the 4 hour mark.

    Wonder if the cold weather made it smoke faster? Guess I won't know until I can test it in warmer weather. Which according to the weatherman won't be until June!
     
  18. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That's really weird!, Case!!

    I don't think I ever saw the "Feels like" (32°) at a higher temp than the "Actual" (25°) !!!

    Is that what you're calling an "Inversion"??

    Bear
     
  19. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I can tell you it didn't feel any warmer than 25! It's only 9 right now! Brrrrrrr!


    Smoke away!!!
     
  20. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Sorry about that------We're at 46° right now. Been there & higher for weeks. Very Strange. I think you guys are squeezing all the cold out before it gets to us----Thanks!!

    Bear
     

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