i have trouble gettin the pellets to stay lit over a hour or so, but fired up a tray this morning and 12 hours later it is still truckin. i guess there is a learning curve. my smoker is just inside my garage and the wind was pretty stout today. that may have had something to do with it. any suggestions would be appreciated. one other question. when i ordered the trays i got two bags of pellets with them that are marked pitmaster. anyone got a idea what these are made of?? i generally use hickory on everything i smoke down here in sippi...
mes 30 and my amazen tray
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c farmer, have no idea. i do know this i am in mississippi about 10 miles south of memphis if that will help. just checked it again and that bad boy is still pumpin smoke. now i am wondering if i may get to much smoke. i generally do a boston butt from 8-12 hours or so. will i get to much smoke on it or should i pull the tray off at a certain hour mark???
I know this has been an ongoing topic but I recently purchased the pellet maze and a bag of cookin' pellets brand pellets. I microwaved them for 2 minutes, I have my chip tray out and my loader tube all the way out and still have issues with the pellets staying lit. I don't get it. What good is it if you can't hold heat in your smoker ??? Im trying to smoke at 275° but cant get above 250 because of the air flow for the pellets.I'm not happy with the product.
Do you have the 30 or the 40?
My tube stays lit, with no problems, I've read the tube works better in the MES, but tons of people get the 5x8 working. I didn't try cooking at 275, but if the MS says 250, it might be at 280. Did you confirm the temps with a probe?
What is the weather like? Wind? Can you make a wind break? I have had to do that in bad weather with my old MES, even in CA. Some people use fiberglass blankets, but that worries me a bit. Fiberglass is almost as bad as asbestos. Before it was lost, I used to use the box it came in.
Edited by kenafein - 4/21/15 at 6:44pm
It is true, most say no waterpan.. Keep it in place but don't add water. My tube ran well with water, however.
You may want to contact the owner of A-maze-n. He is supposedly very friendly and helpful.