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wood pellets or chips

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

Hi Guys,

 

I accidentally bought a bag of pellets when my smoker calls for chips.  I have a masterbuilt sportsman elite.  

 

I just cured it using the pellets and after curing, most of the pellets were black and only a few pellets were actually smoldering.

 

Does it make much of a difference if someone was to use pellets instead of chips?  What are the pros or cons and/or things to watch out for?

 

Thanks,

Greg

post #2 of 7
If you want the pellets to smolder properly you need to use a smoke generator. Look at the Amaze N Smokers that Todd has.

https://www.amazenproducts.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=AMNPS5X8
post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 

I looked at the product your link takes me to.  I am not sure how I would use it though. Would I try to place that thing full of pellets right on top of my electric element?  It looks like I only have about a one inch clearance.  How tall is that unit?

post #4 of 7
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Originally Posted by dirtsailor2003 View Post

If you want the pellets to smolder properly you need to use a smoke generator. Look at the Amaze N Smokers that Todd has.

https://www.amazenproducts.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=AMNPS5X8
post #5 of 7
Set the smoker tray on the bottom of the smoker under the water tray next to the heating element.
post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 

Yep, I was just looking at the instructions from the Amazen web site.

 

Thanks for the help.

post #7 of 7

The tray is great, especially for long smokes.  For shorter smokes, I normally still use chips.

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