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post #21 of 23
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I saw at Theisen's today they have bags of smoking pellets. Are these the same pellets that are used in the AMNPS? and thanks again Bear!

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Originally Posted by berninga87 View Post

Looks like it's gonna be an AMNPS. Is that preferred over the AMNS? The only differences I see are the smoke time and that the AMNPS can run on sawdust or pellets. However, 11 hours of worry free/babysitting free smoke sounds very nice. I did some test runs on the soldering iron and it ran for a good 6 hours no problem, just had to refill the can every couple hours, but I can always use a backup for my car wiring jobs. When I do get the AMNPS I know it comes with pellets, 2lbs I think, and when that runs out I'll probably buy more, but in case I get the itch to smoke something during that in between/ran out of pellets time, can I use sawdust I have at home? I have a woodshop and home and the means(saws) to make different types and thicknesses of sawdust and collect it. If I have some scrap laying around(raw scrap, no stain/varnish/glue/chemicals) can I just hack that up and use it in the AMNPS? Either way, I can't wait to make some bacon. When that time rolls around I'll be posting pics and asking a lot more questions. I plan on using a brine cure the first time around, and would like to make something like the "Diablo Powder" that JIRodriguez posted about and sprinkle some in the brine. I'm a spicy food nut, and the thought of some spicy, smokey, peppery B piled on some LT is making my mouth water!


Just for grins I tried my AMNPS with some homemade dust and it was a real hassle keeping it lit even after microwaving it... as cheap as Todds is it just isn't worth the hassle to try to use my own. IMHO

JC1947

 


Edited by JC1947 - 10/22/11 at 7:55am
post #23 of 23
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Thanks for the info! I'll probably just buy it all

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