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post #261 of 270

I use the tray type smoke generator at 2400 ft. Smoke is supplied to a 22 cft product chamber via an external firebox. By using a 10 ft. run from the firebox to the product chamber and 6 ft, chimney, once a draft is started, no fan is needed.

 

 

LL

 

 

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Small fan being used to assist in getting draft started.

 

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LL 


Edited by Mr T 59874 - 1/11/16 at 3:21am
post #262 of 270

I brought a Amazen based on things I have read on this board and it should arrive tomorrow.

post #263 of 270
Thanks for the info! Wade, the first adapter you linked looks like it would be perfect, my chimney is 2x4 inches looks like a nice match.

I will definitely look into getting one of those fans. I think it will help a lot.

Question? It seems to me that installing the fan on the intake side would prevent exposure to heat, smoke, and humidity from the smoker cabinet, while accomplishing the same amount of airflow. Right? Any down sides?
post #264 of 270

I sent Todd a PM as well a few days ago.  I would send him a direct email. (That you can find on his website, or email sales) to get a faster response.  Not sure, he must be really busy in the shop these days!  

 

Ken

post #265 of 270

I know from personal experience that Todd may respond to a PM but he always answers an email.

post #266 of 270
Will try that. Thanks
post #267 of 270
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Originally Posted by nevrsummr View Post

Question? It seems to me that installing the fan on the intake side would prevent exposure to heat, smoke, and humidity from the smoker cabinet, while accomplishing the same amount of airflow. Right? Any down sides?

 

Sucking the air from the flue will cause a slight drop in pressure in the main chamber which will result in a gentle air flow in at the bottom over the smoke generator. By blowing the air in at the bottom, although it will be the same volume of air, the air flow over the smoke generator is likely to be more intense causing it to burn faster and the smoke temperature to increase. Depending on the design of your smoker though this may not make much of a difference in the cooking chamber. At altitude it may even help to keep an AMNPS alight. Also by forcing the air in it will effectively increase the pressure inside and you are more likely to leak smoke around any seals if they are not a perfect fit - which can be a problem if the smoking chamber is indoors. By sucking from the flue and effectively reducing the pressure inside the cooking chamber any air flow at the seals is likely to be inwards.

 

For me I use this smoker only for cold smoking and so having the fan in the flue is not a problem due to heat.

post #268 of 270
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Originally Posted by Phil Dugan View Post
 

Good info here. I just bought an amps but was a little disappointed to see it mas maid in china .

I'm a little confused.  The first dozen pages of this thread focused on the pride taken that these were made in America.  

I've got an Amazen tube smoker and use it in almost every hot or cold smoke.  

Did something changed over the past 5 years?   Has manufacturing moved to China?  That would be a shame.

post #269 of 270
Good info Wade. Thanks. Came across a heat exchanger yesterday that I will modify into a exhaust system. I figure it will help with cold smoking and dehydrating.
Edited by nevrsummr - 1/14/16 at 8:21am
post #270 of 270

I'm thinking something like this. I will have to re-think a damper but it should work
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