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Smoked burnt pellets stinking up the house

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This is what happens when you leave the wood pellets in the microwave too long it melts the Tupperware and catches on fire
post #2 of 19
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Originally Posted by Hoity Toit View Post




This is what happens when you leave the wood pellets in the microwave too long it melts the Tupperware and catches on fire

Man that is not good,I have found using a paper plate or bag helps get more moisture out.

Richie

post #3 of 19

A friend of mine has (had) a pillow filled with cherry pits. Heat for 2 min in the microwave and it is a heating pad. Push the button one too many times (22 min) and every smoke detector in the house goes off and the smell will last for weeks.

post #4 of 19
You could have been a statistic...... close one....
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Maybe I should give that a shot! I swear I thought it was safe now I don't have to redo the bathroom!biggrin.gif
post #6 of 19

Why not just leave the bag of pellets open to dry out?

post #7 of 19
I use a glass bowl.

My brother in law caught his on fire once. Not pretty.
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Originally Posted by stickyFingers View Post

Why not just leave the bag of pellets open to dry out?

They will absorb moisture.
post #9 of 19
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Originally Posted by stickyFingers View Post
 

Why not just leave the bag of pellets open to dry out?


I usually have time to do that, but not today..

post #10 of 19
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You could have been a statistic...... close one....


It was the second 2 minutes that did it., I normally place them in  a preheated MES while i am prepping the meat, just didn't have time this time.I might add it was sweet grapevine pellets mixed with pecan, I think I invented a new air freshener for the house,it still smells sweet this morning when I got up. lesson learned.

post #11 of 19
I used Tupperware once...melted it. Several fine folks here suggested a paper plate.
Also had a pile of smoldering pellets once. I zap them for 45 second intervals with a 3 minute rest between. I also stir them up between nuking cycles...
post #12 of 19

Now you know why my wife got a new microwave..    Been There; Done That...

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Originally Posted by inkjunkie View Post

I used Tupperware once...melted it. Several fine folks here suggested a paper plate.
Also had a pile of smoldering pellets once. I zap them for 45 second intervals with a 3 minute rest between. I also stir them up between nuking cycles...


yep, I think that is a good method on doing it.
post #14 of 19

Seems like using a foil pan and the oven at 100 degrees or so would work better. 

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Originally Posted by stickyFingers View Post

Seems like using a foil pan and the oven at 100 degrees or so would work better. 
if I got to light the Bosses oven to dry out pellets I ain't doing it...
post #16 of 19
I use the oven at 250. Put pellets in amnps and bake in oven for 1 hour.
post #17 of 19
As of yet, about 10 smokes on my 12" AMNPTS, I've never had any problems lighting or keeping lit. Never dried my pellets. 30" gen 1 MES.
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As of yet, about 10 smokes on my 12" AMNPTS, I've never had any problems lighting or keeping lit. Never dried my pellets. 30" gen 1 MES.

Well you are one of the lucky folks....
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Well you are one of the lucky folks....

Yeah, I wish. Not happening. Never been lucky, not gonna start anytime soon.
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