Now I want to experiment using my AMNPS in my Big Chief electric smokers during hot smokes. The goal is to retire part of the heating element's responsibilities from having to burn the wood chips and only to heat the chamber. This would also allow me to separately control the amount of smoke by for instance burning just one end of one row of pellets.
The issue I see is space inside the box and where to place the AMNPS. Here are a few pics I took during an experiment test run with the heating element on and the AMNPS burning. As you can see the AMNPS is sitting right next to the element. Though it seemed to work pretty well, I felt there wasn't a whole bunch of smoke and think that at worst case, I should place a couple 3/4" holes on the lower part of exterior wall that the smoker cage is next to. I can always plug the holes with an hole cap if I decide to not stay with this setup.
But long term, I wonder if the mailbox / AMNPS combo is not a better way to go, since it would be separating the cage burner completely away from the chamber. If so, I would run the pipe into the lower back wall.
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