Originally Posted by Jbriggs
Perfect post Bear. I've just ordered my amazen tube for mine as well. Sad though that you drop a couple hundred buck for something that doesn't work right and probably won't because of a design flaw.
The thing is that no electric smoker is going to put out perfect smoke for up to 12 hours, like an AMNPS.
Even when an electric smoker is working right:
When you put chips in, it takes awhile for them to start smoking.
Then you get nice smoke for a short time.
Then depending on how many chips you put in, you'll get smoke that's too heavy.
Then after awhile, the smoking will die down, and you'll once again have nice smoke for a short time.
Then after awhile the smoke will stop, and it's time to put more chips in & start the whole cycle over again.
The times that the smoke is too heavy can be adjusted by putting less chips in more often, and using chunks instead of chips, could get you better results.
However none of it will get you perfect smoke, like an AMNS or an AMNPS.
I have a tube smoker, but I use my AMNS or my AMNPS, because IMHO the Tube smoker puts out too heavy a smoke for an MES, or anything smaller that is sealed tightly.