This is how I keep my Pellets & Dust Dry, and Handy for the next Smoke:
I get my Pellets & Dust from Todd, at “Amazing Smoker”.
I get what I need before I run out, but I don’t open the plastic bags he sends it in until I know I have enough Empty Jugs for all the Pellets or Dust in those Bags. That way none of the Dust or Pellets ends up picking up Humidity from setting around in unsealed plastic bags for months or years.
This time I had 3 bags of Dust here for at least 4 years, and 3 bags of Pellets for about 2 years.
So I got all my Jugs out, opened the Bags, and using a big Funnel, I emptied all the bags into the empty Jugs. My Jugs all have screw-top caps.
Then I Re-marked the Jugs that changed from one Species to another, and fixed up a couple of markings that had gotten slightly rubbed off.
Some may think you don’t have to do these things, but in 7 years, I haven’t had any problems keeping my Pellets or Dust smoking Great.
I have never Nuked any Pellets or put them in an oven, and I never needed a Mailbox, except for my Mail.
Note: Three of the main problems with keeping an AMNPS smoking continuously are Lack of air flow, Not properly lit to begin with, and Pellets aren’t Dry enough.
The air flow is easy to take care of, unless you are at a High Altitude.
A little patience can take care of getting the pellets lit properly.
And the above method of taking care of your Pellets can keep them Dry for many years.
Ready to fill some empty Jugs, and Re-Label a few. Note the 3 Bags of Dust & 3 Bags of Pellets on the right end:
Bags all Empty & Jugs all filled and Labeled:
All back in my Smoking Cabinet in my Garage.
9 Jugs of Hickory Pellets.
7 Jugs of Other Species of Pellets.
2 Jugs of Hickory Dust.
9 Jugs of Other Species of Dust.
Edited by Bearcarver - 7/14/16 at 11:20am