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Kamado Smokers and the Amazen Tube

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

Anyone have any luck using the pellet tube with a Kamado smoker (BGE).  I have a brisket going right now, but cannot keep the pellets lit.  I am pretty sure it is due to low airflow, but I am not sure how to get around it.  I have the base filled with charcoal, and in order to keep it under 250, I have the vent almost all the way closed.  Slows the burn down and keeps the temp perfectly, but no smoke!  Every time I open the lid to take a look, within a few seconds of the breeze flowing across the tube of pellets, smoke comes pouring out like you would expect.

Any info or success stories would be appreciated.

post #2 of 7
Is the tube on the grate, or down at the bottom near the intake vent?
post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 

I tried it on the grate and also on the ceramic plate between the coals and the grate that creates the indirect cook.  If I put it down by the intake, then it would be sitting on the charcoal.  Not sure if the tube can take the heat right on the coals.

In the end, I dumped the pellets right on the coals which produced about an hour of good smoke.  Brisket came out pretty amazing, but still need to figure this out for the future.

post #4 of 7
Have never needed supplemental smoke with our BGE
post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 

Are you smoking with wood chunks?  I am using charcoal, so looking for a little extra flavor.

post #6 of 7

Use chunk charcoal....

post #7 of 7

I have a BGE and just got the Amaz-n tube smoker with the same result. I wrote the manufacturer and he recommended putting it on the charoal grate, not on top of the charcoal, but to the side. I don't know if this will work with the 12" tube because of the smallish diameter of the grate but it probably would with the 6" tube. I'm also wondering if I could put it under the grate...I don't think it would reduce the airflow enough to create problems, so I'm going to give that a try today. I'll post here again after I try it.

Cheers,

BB

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