My son-in-law who is a welder made me a niffy pellet burning tray. It is made of 1/8" thick aluminum. I have tried to have it stay lit without success. I microwaved my pellets and also used my torch to really get it going at first. I live at high altitude and my attempts were made during the past winter months with cold temperatures of 10-30 degrees. I even purchased and tried the mailbox trick without success.
Here are my thoughts: (which do you think is the problem)
-The aluminum is too much of a heat sink and cools the embers burning putting out the fire.
- My mountain altitude of 8600' does not supply enough oxygen for the pellets to burn.
- My brand of pellets -Camp Chef- are no good.
- I should have purchased the Amazing Pellet Burner AMNPS. Its the real deal.
thanks for your help-