Tube vs tray

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by rstohr85, Feb 29, 2016.

  1. I have been looking at amazen smoke tube 12 inch and the 8x5 tray. I know the tube last about 6 hrs can't find any info on the tray so if any one can help or can comment would help thanks
     
  2. c farmer

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

    Trays last around 12 hours.

    What smoker you want to use them in?
     
  3. Masterebuilt 40 inch vertical gasser
     
  4. c farmer

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

    I think Todd says to use the tubes in gassers.
     
  5. Sorry left out gonna use for cold smoking. I like wood chunks for hot smoking. I need to cold smoke some bacon for 36hrs
     
  6. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Will you use it only for cold smoking?, if so, I would used the tray and some of Todd's dust for it is a cooler smoker versus pellets.  Does your gasser have a single round burner?  Where in the gasser were you planning to place the smoker?  Mine is located under the burner for my cold smoke sessions.
     
  7. Yes for cold only and it has a single round burner do u think the pellets would rise to smokers temp over 100° if so where can I get toddy dust?
     
  8. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

     
  9. Thanks for the temp info I will leave the cheese smoking for the 10° to 20° winter days
     
  10. wade

    wade Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I find that the AMNTS tubes produce way too much smoke for cold smoking in a small chamber and it is easy to over smoke. The AMNPS tray produces a much more controlled smoke and is what I use for every smoke. I have not used any of Todd's generators with dust but these would probably be even gentler and so worth a try.
     
  11. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    When I do cold smoking in my masterbuilt gasser, with the AMMPS under the burner, The temp rarely rises more than 10* above ambient temp.  I have smoked cheese many times in 60* weather. Have also done butter in similar weather.  Rarely has the temp of the chamber gone above 75*.  The key is to separate the smoke generator from the finished product as much as you can.  I've also tried using my mailbod mod which really helps.
     
  12. Well I just bit the bullet bought the 5x8 pellet smoker and 4lbs of dust hopefully it show up in time for this
     
  13. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well........for one who wears "no nonsense LISA" socks,,,,,,I sure hope for your sake that it does arrive in time   LOL   [​IMG]

    But seriously, is there a box under your smoker that resides under the burner?   If so,  that is where my smoke generator resides.  Not inside the smoker.
     
  14. Well that was my mother's sock she put the 30lbs of belly in the brine for me since I am in West Virginia and could not do it
     
  15. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I was just playin' with ya.    You should have very good results from using the tray.
     
  16. Just got a 12" tube and used it to cold smoke cured bacon. It produced way too much smoke in my Weber Kettle; i.e. a small chamber. It also raised the temp 15-20 degrees on a 65 degree day. I am sure it will be great in a large chamber.
     
  17. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I have the 6",12",18" and the new expandable tube. I use them in my GOSM for both hot and cold smokes. Never found that I get too much smoke. I also use them in my mailbox mod for piping smoke into the other smokers I have. Works great.


     
  18. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I get too much smoke with the Tube in my MES 40 too.

    So I use my AMNPS and AMNS for all my smokes.

    I believe the Tube to be better for larger smokers and/or High Altitude smoking (where the AMNPS has problems).

    Bear
     

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