i have tried everything in my cold smoker unit. to get a true cold smoke run a piece of 3" heating duct from the unit to your smoker, cools the smoke down....
what i have found is that no matter what i use for smoke there is a chance it will stick a bit and not keep falling down into the element. can get a creosote build up inside the hopper but i just jam it down with a stick. makes great smoke. i dont even bother with that hook, thinkin thats just some saftey device to pass the inspection to get into the market.
BUT ... this unit still needs baby sitting and doesnt give the amount of hours the AMNPS will give.
my fleet of a-maz-n smoker products showed up yesterday. 2 amnps AND 1 tube smoker. loaded 1 with sawdust i have and 1 with pellets... put them both in my turkey roaster mod and lots of nice smoke.... will check this morning as to if anything is left. interested to see if my sawdust did the trick. it is a little coarse..
i want to be able to do a long overnight smoke without baby sitting, i bought 2 so if i want more smoke i can light them both and still get 10 hours. i have them for my big freezer build.
the wife couldnt understand why i just didnt buy them in the beginning and kept farting around making different smoke gens.... for the $35 it seems well worth it to me :0)