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smoke, morning....    First thing you might try is fill the rows completely up to the top with pellets...   They may be lacking in enough thermal mass to keep burning...  I have to fill mine to the top of the rows...  and dry them...

post #42 of 44

Thanks Dave.

 

I will give that a try. 

 

I just don't understand why I could continue to have a hot bed of embers yet the burning/smoking stops.  I'm hoping you're right and it's just a thermal mass issue, but I'm also afraid that it's not getting enough oxygen even though I'm positioning it right next to the side vent. 

 

Plus when it does smoke, I'm losing a lot out of my side vents and it's not rising into the meat chamber.  I'm about out of ideas and would really like to avoid setting up a small fan by the side vent to provide oxygen.  I'm really hoping it doesn't come to that.

 

i'll report back.  Thanks for the response.

post #43 of 44
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Originally Posted by Smoke4LSU View Post
 

Thanks Dave.

 

I will give that a try. 

 

I just don't understand why I could continue to have a hot bed of embers yet the burning/smoking stops.  I'm hoping you're right and it's just a thermal mass issue, but I'm also afraid that it's not getting enough oxygen even though I'm positioning it right next to the side vent. 

 

Plus when it does smoke, I'm losing a lot out of my side vents and it's not rising into the meat chamber.  I'm about out of ideas and would really like to avoid setting up a small fan by the side vent to provide oxygen.  I'm really hoping it doesn't come to that.

 

i'll report back.  Thanks for the response.

 

Not enough exhaust... open the exhaust up... wide open...   so there is flow through the smoker...

 

Also, if there are 2 inlets, close down the opposite side a bit until all the inlet is through the one next to the AMNPS...

post #44 of 44
Sorry for the silly question can I use the pellet in my MES chip pan?
Edited by zzrguy - 1/31/16 at 2:18pm
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