I have posted a few times about the inability of Jack Daniels Pellets not producing as much smoke as other pellets do, regardless if the Maze or Tube is used. We all now know that the JD Pellets are not made directly from the oak barrels wood, but made from the charcoal which is burned from the oak barrels prior to it being used to filter the whiskey.
I used the Maze the first time which produced very light smoke. I used the Tube the second time which produced a bit more smoke but still too light for my tastes.
Yesterday at the advice of a friend here in OKC, I nuked the JD Pellets. I nuked them 2 minutes at a time for 3 times and then 1 minute more a fourth time. I then placed them in the TUBE and lit it. It took only 10 minutes or a bit less to get the "hot red cherry or rose" at the end of tube. I then placed the ribs and the tube in my 40" BT Smoker and ....... "HOLLY SMOKE" .... Look at all of that smoke .... Waaaaay too much smoke ... Couldn't even see the ribs or shelves for the first 30-40 minutes before it thinned some but still too heavy until approx 1 1/2 - 2 hrs had passed ... Should have used the MAZE this time even though it failed previously. I was overly amazed that the JD pellets produced such heavy smoke after previously not producing even close to enough smoke the 2 times I used them.
Sooo, for those of you that might use the JD Pellets, if they don't produce enough smoke, nuke them like I did and you will have plenty of smoke.