Hello Folks. Without all the details; I was talking to a mate at work, sort of just rambling about smoking meat and hit on an idea. I don't know if you have room for this, I don't know if I have room for this yet, but thought I'd pass on the idea.
I notice my charcoal bags are damp when I pull them from my shed. I have also seen folks post about microwaving pellets before use. I do have sealed plastic buckets for chips and pellets but I now have about 10-12 of those and how sealed they are, who knows. They take up a lot of room.
WELL: when you are making x-ray quality welds your welding rods MUST be kept COMPLETELY dry and being warm also helps. What many places use is an old fridge with a 100 watt ( or larger ) bulb. The fridge doesn't need to work, just the light socket working even with the door closed. IF we keep our charcoal, pellets, and chips in an old fridge and keep a light on they will be dry and ready for use any time. Even if the fridge is outside in rain in the winter the contents will stay warm and dry.
Doesn't need to be an old fridge with metal interior, doesn't need to be that hot. Just warm and dry. Just bought this non-working 1952 fridge off EBay for £26. Metal enamelled interior. This one will be a smoker ( long story, had to bin my first one ). Just thought I'd pass on my idea. Keep Smokin!