Originally Posted by dbbyleo
Thanks Bear. I'm in Colorado... in the city, not in the high country, so roughly "mile high." I've also updated my profile to show my location. Thanks for the tip!
I realized amns isn't just replacing wood chips with pellets or dust, you actually use a whole "different system." I get how it works now after reading up on amns websites.
From what I read 1 lb should burn for about 11 hours. I read about how to start the burn and what things to do to ensure it keeps burning (pulling out loader and chip tray for added ventilation etc).
So you mentioned something about high altitude, which that has me curious if theres added considerations I should have living in the Denver area.
With Gen 1, I asume you place the amnps somewhere under the water pan to keep protected from drips, to the left of the heat source.
Lastly, I'm just going to go for the new gen1 on Amazon and forgo the used gen2. You're right, I don't want to regret the gen2, I'll get a new smoker and have some peace of mind with the 90 warranty.
So... on another slight tangent... I'd like to know what other bare essential things I need to have before I even start my first smoke. So far I have...
1. Mes 40 (my choice of smoker)
2. Amnps tray
3. Amns pellets (I'll have to look up some recipes and see which kind I need for what I want to smoke)
4. Propane Torch (I have a MAP gas torch... used in sweating copper pipes. Is this too hot? If so, I have regular propane gas I can use with the torch)
... apart from recipe ingredients I'll need for the particular smoke I wanna do, are there any other "equipment" I need in order to proper do my first smoke?