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amnps

  1. tropics

    First Smoke for 2020

    Market had a sale on 10 oz blocks of cheese I picked up 8 blocks Rainy day so I needed the cheese smoked PB #4 with AMNPS Alder Cob mix Held 59°F Lots of smoke in the garage Truck staying outside tonight 3 hours of smoke I had only filled 1 row on the tray didn't burn all of it Brought...
  2. Bearcarver

    Boston Butt (Pulled Pork @ 265° Smoker Temp)

    Boston Butt (Pulled Pork @ 265° Smoker Temp) There are many ways to Smoke Pulled Pork, But I don’t like to do overnight Smokes, so since this Butt was 9.2 pounds, I figured I’d try to get it done for Supper (about 4 to 5PM). Knowing I could easily “hold” it if it finishes to early, I got up at...
  3. zammy758

    First time using the 5x8 AMNPS

    What a pleasure it was to use my new AMPS for the first time, no more feeding the chips every 30 - 45 minutes. It was a really tight fit on the bottom of my 30" MES so I placed it on the lowest rack, left side above the water pan. I only needed 3 hours of smoke so I tried to guesstimate how...
  4. Bearcarver

    Chicken Leg Quarters (Hickory Smoked)

    Chicken Leg Quarters (Hickory Smoked) I don’t usually do these, but Mrs Bear got ‘em on a good sale. I still prefer individual Thighs & Drums with the Emphasis on Thighs, but these were pretty good joined at the knee. I took these all to at least 165° IT, and Mrs Bear added some Spanish Rice to...
  5. chef jimmyj

    The history of the AMNPS and why you need one.

    Todd Johnson owner of A-MAZE-N is a long time member. Several years ago he had a gen 1 MES. Todd observed 2 problems with the design. You have to reload chips every 30-40 minutes, a PITA, over a 16-20 hour cook, and the unit made no smoke at temps lower than 180°F. No way to cold smoke meat or...
  6. agoude

    MES 30 Terrible Smoke Flavor

    So I moved on from my WSM and just bought a MES 30, 135S to be exact, based on my research here it may be a hybrid unit? Regardless, I've done 2 smokes both came out looking great and juicy but had a not so great smoke profile. I used apple wood, dry chips, the first time on Salmon and it came...
  7. Jcurcio

    MES 40 w/AMNPS Long Smoke

    Hey everyone, Looking forward to using a new setup and have a question. What are your thoughts on refilling the AMNPS when it goes beyond 12 hours. Here's the scenario... Doing a pork butt and planning on starting at 10pm tonight. Tomorrow I'm going to add pork belly, but that won't be until...
  8. L

    A-Maze-N smoker in MES30 at 4300 ft?

    Hi, have any of you tried the A-Maze-N pellet smoker or tube smoker at 4300 feet elevation or higher? I have a 30 in. Masterbuilt electric smoker, and I want to find a solution that will let me set it and forget for many hours (especially overnight). I've heard great things about the AMNPS...
  9. McCann519

    First Time Cheese - Smoked, Rested, Still Not Good...Advice?

    Hi Guys, Just wondering if anyone has had a similar experience or has any advice. I tried smoking cheese for the first time over the holidays between Christmas and New Years. I used my MES with the mailbox MOD and AMNPS with cookinpellets perfect blend pellets. I smoked half the batch for 3...
  10. Rings Я Us

    Entering the pellet world.

    This is just a thread for my records to show on which date I became cold smoke and pellet friendly.. with the purchase of an AMNPS and torch.
  11. McCann519

    Baby Backs and Picnic Shoulder on MES 30 with Q View

    Divisional Round Weekend in the NFL meant smoking some pork for dinner on Sunday. I ended up going with 2 racks of baby backs and a small picnic pork shoulder. Picked things up Saturday morning, rinsed, trimmed then applied mustard and rubs. For the ribs, I used a Clubhouse Chipotle Mango 1:1...
  12. M

    MES 30 issues

    Hi all, just joined the forum today and look forward to all of the advice everyone has to offer. I am currently using an mes 30 with an amnps. While smoking a butt today, the smoker threw out an error and threw out an error and shut down. It appeared as though condensation had built up on top of...
  13. thebig1

    AMNPS & Pellets vs. Creosote

    I've been reading about people talking about using their MES and a pellet tool to generate smoke. A lot are speaking of the continued need to produce TBS as opposed to the white smoke due to creosote. Most MES owners I talk to who use the AMNPS say that there is no need to pull the chip tray...
  14. B

    Where to Place 5x8 AMNPS in new design 30" MES

    I recently bought the AMNPS maze and then realized it doesn't fit next to the heating element in the newly designed 30" MES. I've seen suggestions to use S hooks to hang it under the first rack or use a soda can to balance it on the bottom. Anyone have any other suggestions? (other than the...
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