I has a MES 30" electric smoker that from day 1 I have been using the mailbox setup and AMNPS tray.
I had run out of the pellets from AMNPS and seen Bass Pro Shops by my home had a few flavors, Hickory, Cherry, Apple.. The bags were about $6 for a 5lb bag. Thought its convenient, I am in a bind and its $6 and have them on hand just in case. But I have a hell of a time keeping them lit. I fill the tray and use my torch to light it and let it sit a good 15-20 min. Initially it does flame up and stays lit while I am waiting for a good burn before I put out the flame, but once I put it in the mailbox at some point it just goes out. I even went so far as to drizzle some olive oil lightly across the pellets thinking it would assist in them burning.. Not so..
I picked up the competition blend from Menards and never have a problem using them, but the Bass Pro Shop pellets just don't like staying lit.. I have had to light them over and over for ribs.. I leave the vent on the smoker fully open. I don't have any of the mailbox holes covered and even opened the door slightly thinking maybe they need more oxygen, still they just don't stay lit..
AMNPS pellets NEVER a problem, I get about 3-4 hours of burning per row, same with Menards pellets competition blend.
Has anyone tried using BassPro Shop pellets with success?