Grabbed 2 big hunks of Muenster cheese yesterday at Sam's. Got a big surprise when I got home there was a package at our front door with my new AMNPS in it. Just perfect timing. I got 3 bags of pellets with it too. Hickory, Apple, and Maple. For today I put 1 row of hickory & 1 row of apple. I will light each & hopefully they will burn for about 4 hours. It's in the 70's here already & will be in the 90's by the time the cheese is done. So I have ice in the water pan on a rack below the cheese. I have the AMNPS sitting on a veggie wok turned upside down over the burner. Above it I have the original chip pan turned upside down to protect the AMNPS from any water dripping on it as the ice melts & condenses on the bottom of the water pan.
Here's what I got:
Here's the cheese to smoke today.
Here's the AMNPS all loaded up with hickory on one side & apple on the other.
I quartered each block & put it on the jerky rack.
Fired up the AMNPS with a propane torch, letting it sit & burn for a few minutes to get a good cherry on the end.
After about 5 minutes I blew it out & it started smoking nicely.
Put it in the Vault. You can see the configuration I have as my setup. Upside down veggie wok with AMNPS on top. Both bottom vents & the top vent fully open. Upside down chip tray above AMNPS for protection. Water tray above that, and finally the cheese on top of it all.
It's smoking real good now, time to shut the door & let the AMNPS do it's thing.
I'll have to check it in a couple of hours because I'm sure the ice will be melted, or if the temp starts to go up before that I will have to dump the water & fill it with more ice. When I first shut the door the temp inside was 73 degrees.
That's it for now, I will update with the final photo's around noon. That's when I get the cheese out & start some ribs & beans. See you then.