It seems like it would be a great!!! advantage if it only worked half as well as advertised or even a bit less, but the "best" I've been able to get out of the 5x8 I bought:
was about 2.5 hours which burned about 1/3 of the first section. That was using pellets that cost a lot less than the ones from a-maze-n. So I thought maybe the trick is to use their pellets which I tried a couple of times since, but they only keep burning about 40 minutes at best. The first ones would burn a short distance beyond the area I originally lit with the torch and let burn about 10 minutes before blowing out. With the a-maze-n pellets they haven't burned any distance beyond what was originally lit but instead as soon as that section is done burning it's over and nothing burns beyond that little section. It doesn't come anywhere near the supposed 12 hours, or 8 hours, or 6 hours, or 4 hours. I fill the a-maze-n smoker to just below the top of the walls and am using a Masterbuilt 20070910 smoker at an elevation of about 1070'. To try to give it some air circulation I've been leaving the cylindrical wood chip dumper out of the smoker for the short period of time before the a-maze-n pellet smoker goes out, and I've been putting the a-maze-n pellet smoker on the low rack beside the wood chip ash tray. Is there some step I'm missing, or doesn't it really burn for 12/8/6/4 hours at a time?
Thak you for any help about this!