I have to tell ya, I’ve read enough on this forum about the AMNPS and about Todd to know that I now have to have an AMNPS. Seems like an extremely versatile addition to the smoking tool kit. Wanting to ask a few questions though and pick the extremely knowledgeable collective brains of the forum.
1. The AMNPS seems like a great tool for cold smoking, although I’ve read where folks are using it for hot smoking as well. My primary plan for using the AMNPS (and I’m sure I’ll come up with other ideas as time goes on) is to use it in my Master Forge for cold smoking cheese and possibly other cold smoke items like salt, peppercorns and chilis. I may even try cold smoking some BBB with it. My question is; does anyone know if the AMNPS will produce enough heat to keep my Master Forge at a decent cold smoke temp (70-90 degrees) if ambient is around 40-60 degrees?
2. I can’t seem to find the exact dimensions of the AMNPS. The reason I ask is that I’m also thinking of using it in my Weber Performer when I use my rotisserie. I’m hoping it would fit in between the 2 charcoal baskets next to an aluminum drip pan. My thinking here is I’d get TBS from the AMNPS instead of using soaked chunks on top of the hot charcoal. Just wondering if there’s going to be enough room in the Weber for a drip pan and the AMNPS. Looking at Todd’s website, it shows the 6x6 and the 6x8 AMNS but doesn’t list the actual size of the AMNPS. Judging from the web picture I’m thinking the AMNPS is about 6”x8” or 6”x10”?
3. I thought I read somewhere on the forum that Todd is out of stock on the AMNPS but for the life of me I can’t find that post. Does anyone know if this is true and if it is, do we know what lead time is? Perhaps Todd can answer this if he has time?
4. I see that there was a discount coupon for SMF members but I also read that the coupon SMF$10 has expired. Does anyone know if there is a current coupon available?
I am REALLY looking forward to getting one of these!
Thanks in advance for your input!