Originally Posted by eman
Going to try out my shiny new AMNS tomorrow on some spares. Anyone got an idea on how many rows i need to fill on a 6x6 for 3 - 4 hours smoke???
I realize this is too late but I have noticed that it all depends on the dust. The Pecan I have is longer fibers and seems to burn a bit slower. I can get 2+ hours out of one row (depending on the temp); usually it is closer to 2.
Here is a 6X8 tip, for hot smoking, in the MES. I've been filling the two outside rows and the middle row. Then I connect the outside rows to the middle row by filling the adjoining rows 1/4 of the way. Put it in your MES and light the side facing away from the heating element. What happens, for me at least, is the dust will jump rows so it burns all 3 rows with only lighting one. The key is to light the row away from the element because the element aids in the final "row skip". I know that sounds confusing but it is the best I can do without a picture. If anybody requests one I can post one later.
Using that method I can hot-smoke for 5-6+ hours easy, without refilling.