I recently purchased a AMNPS. I did a cold smoke with it the other day and it worked perfect. Today I tried to do a hot smoke with the unit. After getting the pellets burning, with a good embers burning I placed it in the smoker. After about ten minutes it was extinguished.
Did the heat used today starve the unit for oxygen? The smoker is a cheap Charbroil with gas burner. I had the top vent completely opened and the door doesn't seem to have a great seal to it to begin with.
I am thinking I may need to try the mailbox mod in order to use the AMNPS for future hot smokes. If this is the case how big of a pipe do I need to run from the mailbox and into the smoker? Also do those of you with the experience believe this will alleviate future problems?
Thanks for any replies