or Connect
SmokingMeatForums.com › Forums › Smoking Supplies & Equipment › Smoking Gadgets and Tools.  › will a AMNPS work in a 18.5 wsm?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

will a AMNPS work in a 18.5 wsm?

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 

As titled I am looking into getting a 5x8 AMNPS will this work in my 18.5 wsm? I want to use it for cheese and maybe nuts?  IF yes then what else are you all using the AMNPS for??

post #2 of 13

Yes, but for cold smoking only

The charcoal uses up most of the available oxygen, leaving very little for the pellets to burn

 

 

TJ

No Creosote! A-Maze-N Smokers

Reply
post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 

Do you recommend using the water pan or no? By the way, my wife was the one that called you on your cell! (Jennie1974)

post #4 of 13

Sure, sick your wife on me to do the dirty work!!!

LOL!!!

 

The water pan will help disperse the smoke inside your WSM, but not necessary

If you're planning on smoking cheese, you could fill the water pan with blocks of ice.  When the smoke smoke hits this "Cold Mass", it's tempered and reduces the temp in your smoker.  Cheese sweats around 90° or so

 

This time of year is great for smoking cheese and you should not need to use any ice

 

 

TJ

No Creosote! A-Maze-N Smokers

Reply
post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all the help! Already have a few 1# packs of cheese waiting lol.
post #6 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by rdwhahb View Post

Thanks for all the help! Already have a few 1# packs of cheese waiting lol.

Yeah it will work for cold smoking.  I have the 22.5 WSM and use the AMNPS in it for cheese all the time.  I usually keep the water pan in place.  I tried once to put the amnps in the water pan (no water or ice) and the cheese on the top rack.  The temps were a little to high for me.  I now keep the amnps on the charcoal grate with the bottom vents open and the top vent open.  No problem cold smoking cheese or nuts.

post #7 of 13
Do you folks use pellets or dust in the maze to cold smoke cheese, nuts, salt, etc?
post #8 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by S2K9K 

edited post

38x38px-ZC-84cf1503_download.jpeg
S2K9K
Yesterday at 8:39 pm

Black,
I just wanted to let you know I had to edit one of your posts and delete a link. As per @TulsaJeff and our User Guidelines, offsite links are not permitted to be posted on this forum.
Here is a link to the edited post:

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/139323/stx-turboforce-3000-series-grinder#post_1074283
Thank You for understanding,
Moderator Team

That's OK, edit my posts as you like :deadhorse: 


Edited by Black - 10/17/13 at 5:29am
post #9 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bama BBQ View Post

Do you folks use pellets or dust in the maze to cold smoke cheese, nuts, salt, etc?

I have used both.  If smoking cheese and it is hot out I will use dust because it releases less heat.  If outside temperature isn't an issue then it depends on what type of smoke I want to apply.  I have found that lighting one end of pellets is about equal to lighting both ends of dust.

post #10 of 13

I used dust and put a few jugs full of ice in that water pan. Make sure you keep the AMNPS in an area that won't get dripped on by the condensation that might build up on the bottom of the water pan.

 

If you look closely you can see the AMNPS in the bottom of my 22.5" WSM

 

post #11 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by TJohnson View Post

Sure, sick your wife on me to do the dirty work!!!
LOL!!!

The water pan will help disperse the smoke inside your WSM, but not necessary
If you're planning on smoking cheese, you could fill the water pan with blocks of ice.  When the smoke smoke hits this "Cold Mass", it's tempered and reduces the temp in your smoker.  Cheese sweats around 90° or so

This time of year is great for smoking cheese and you should not need to use any ice


TJ

I'm always doing the dirty work lol
post #12 of 13

Actually the 12" A-Maze-N Tube smoker works great in both the 18" and the 22.5" WSMs for smoking cheese (ice in the water pan). It runs for about 4 hours on one load of pellets; that seems to be plenty of time for my smoked cheese. Hope this is helpful.

post #13 of 13

Thats a big block of cheese. Smoker a long time

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Smoking Gadgets and Tools.
SmokingMeatForums.com › Forums › Smoking Supplies & Equipment › Smoking Gadgets and Tools.  › will a AMNPS work in a 18.5 wsm?