The 18" variety. Came "pre-filled" with a pound of pellets. Bit confused on something here. Instructions read....
1. Pour the pellets out of your new A-MAZE-N-TUBE-SMOKER (AMNTS). Burn the residual oil off your AMNTS in your grill or smoker for 30 minutes at 275*.
2. Hold your AMNTS with the hole facing up and fill your AMNTS with good quality pellets , 1" from the top.
Question #1....why fill the AMNTS with pellets if it has a layer of protective oil on it? For that matter it is stainless, why does it need a protective layer of oil on it in the first place.
#2 above pretty much tells me to not put the freshly dumped pellets back in it...as they are contaminated with oil....so why ship the thing with pellets in it if they are going to be trashed by the layer of protective oil? I am so confused.....my wife is sitting next to me calling me a smart ass, am I?
Question #2, thanks to this protective layer of oil....which again with the AMNTS being stainless it really does need to to have a protective layer of oil on it. probably best to not cook this very confusing layer of protective oil off of it in our BGE?
So help a fellow smoker out please.
Next up, I am sure I will have some similar questions about the 40" MES that we got delivered today....stay tuned....