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post #21 of 29
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Originally Posted by Mdboatbum View Post

I cold smoked a few things in my mini with my homemade tube smoker and noticed the same, about a 20-25 degree rise over ambient temp. I think I remember reading that the original Amazn smoker using dust puts out less heat, so maybe as the weather warms that might be the way to go. I like the frozen water bottle idea too.

 

 

It does put out less heat.  I will try it too.

 

I have the dust smoker, pellet smoker, 6 in. tube and 12 in. tube.

post #22 of 29
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It does put out less heat.  I will try it too.

 

I have the dust smoker, pellet smoker, 6 in. tube and 12 in. tube.

Adam,

 

I have since moved on from the original just putting the tube in the smoker. I now use my mailbox that I set up for the tube.

 

 

 

 

I use an adapter on the end of the tube that I made from a 3" pvc cap, and a threaded coupler. that screws into the side vent. Never gets hot so wasn't concerned with the pvc. I am working on an adapter for hot smokes for the UDS and the GOSM. I'll post the adapter when I get home.

post #23 of 29
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I have thought about doing something like this for the uds to hot smoke.

post #24 of 29
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Originally Posted by Mdboatbum View Post

I cold smoked a few things in my mini with my homemade tube smoker and noticed the same, about a 20-25 degree rise over ambient temp. I think I remember reading that the original Amazn smoker using dust puts out less heat, so maybe as the weather warms that might be the way to go. I like the frozen water bottle idea too.

 

 

Well I tried the dust smoker tonight.

 

I think I like it better.  The tube put out tons of smoke.  The dust seems like a better smoke.

 

 

 

Hardly see the smoke.

 

 

 

Looks great inside.

 

 

 

Still doing dry runs.

post #25 of 29
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Originally Posted by c farmer View Post
 

 

 

Well I tried the dust smoker tonight.

 

I think I like it better.  The tube put out tons of smoke.  The dust seems like a better smoke.

 

 

 

Hardly see the smoke.

 

 

 

Looks great inside.

 

 

 

Still doing dry runs.

I will now and ALWAYS say that a smaller hotter fire puts out the best smoke.  The dust in the AMPS is a smaller hotter fire in relation to the pellets in the tube....not talking about the volume of smoke but the quality of the smoke. 

post #26 of 29

Adam the small grind on the dust i believe puts out better smoke because it's a better fire than the pellets smoldering.... make sense?

post #27 of 29
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Perfect sense. Also my chainsaw dust which is more course than the dust puts out a whiter smoke.
post #28 of 29
I wouldn't use the chipping a from my chain saw! I don't know about yours but mine leaves a bunch of chain oil on the wood. Not to mention tamarack pine and juniper makes horrible flavored smoke, lol!
post #29 of 29
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I can't see oil in the chips thou. Oil should make it dark. I haven't used it on food yet.

I have seen people use veggie oil in the saw.
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