Discussion in 'Slicers, Grinders, Tools, Equipment' started by loveno33, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. loveno33

    loveno33 Newbie

    When using a MES smoker for a long smoke such as a brisket, how often do you add additional wood chunks?

    Has anyone tried the A-Maze-N-Smoker in a 40" MES?  
  2. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yep, several of us have, and I like using it better than the wood chip box.  It gives a longer smoke time and does just as good.

    Plus you don't have to check the chips every hour or so.
  3. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    as long as you can see smoke or smell smoke it is doing its thing...

    ck with ronp on using the amaz n smoker in the mes but am sure just use your mes for heat and let the amaz n smoker do its thing for 6-7 hours if its the small size, when its done fill relight, and repeat...
  4. nwdave

    nwdave Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I just started using the AMNS and it is fantastic.  Definitely the answer for long smokes. 
  5. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I have a SmokinTex and use the AMNS for the smoke a lot. As stated above I use the heating element in the unit to control temps and the AMNS for the smoke and it is much more controlled and a better quality smoke in the end

    I like the AMNS so much I am getting one for my motorhome to use with my BBQ
  6. nwdave

    nwdave Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Waiting for Mr AMNS to release the 8 x 8 for my home use and I'll take the 6 x 8 camping.  Much easier to find storage space for SAWDUST instead of chips/chunks/etc etc....
  7. loveno33

    loveno33 Newbie

    Thanks everyone for the advice.  This forum is such a great source of answers and ideas.  I'll be buying a AMNS soon.
  8. squirrel

    squirrel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Oh you will soooo love that little smoker! I have smoked everything from corn, cheese, nuts, flour, coconut and just today I smoked some grits. I'm going to have them for breakfast in the morning. A great investment for sure.
  9. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Well, I just got a surprise package from Todd today - #3 of apple and the latest version of the AMNS - I am totally excited to test this one.  The apple works so well with so many things it is amazing - Send me a PM if your need help with the smoker
  10. nwdave

    nwdave Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I don't know about advice, but how about some jealous thoughts? 

    If any one's on the fence about the AMNS, well this thing is the cat's pajama's.  I've used it both ways, cold and hot and I gotta say, mission accomplished.  Thin smoke rules.  I have to look really hard to see the smoke.  Gives you a long smoke, depending on how you set it up, a gentle smoke throughout the smoking period.  The days of heavy smoke, billowing clouds, getting it to settle down are long gone.  Now I'm getting the thin blue smoke I've expected since joining this forum.  Thanks Todd.  You've got a super product.
  11. squirrel

    squirrel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    My smoked grits were awesome! Oh my gosh I have found a new love! I used the maple dust and spread the grits out all over a sheet pan and smoked for about three hours. I worried it would be too smokey, so I used half smoked and half non-smoked. It was perfect.

    Since I'm still "healing" I'm having to take it easy and working with this little guy is so easy, even for the semi-handicapped! LOL!
  12. que-ball

    que-ball Smoking Fanatic

    Never heard of this smoker-smoke generator-whatever it is.  Can somebody provide a link to a description?
  13. mudduck

    mudduck Smoking Fanatic

  14. nwdave

    nwdave Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

  15. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    You could check the Smokers & More section under Grill & Smoker Accessories  then click on Smoke Generators  then you will see A-MAZE-N-SMOKER  Click on that and you'll see a Description and if you click Links you find that as well
  16. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    To make life even easier you can just look on the uppper right side of this thread and see it listed under "Tags" and that will take you right to the Product Page for it
  17. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Now I thought I have seen almost everything and then we met Squirrel. The women is nuts DAAA the name. I'm really glad you are still smoking. I hope you are doing good still. Now smoked GRITS and then FLOUR and ealier I hear you talking about coffee too. What wouldn't you smoke and don't say that either. Now I have heard almost everything I forgot we have a squirrel Here.
  18. squirrel

    squirrel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    LOL Mark! Yea, I'm a little nuts, but I'm willing to give anything a try, ya never know! I have a list of stuff I want to try cold smoking. All I can say is that Todd created this monster! Blame him!

    And yes, I feel great! Probably over doing it, but I have my sweet little Korean helper to put me in my place. She yells at me all the time "You sit you down! I'm coming for you!" LOL! Life is good!
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  19. deltadude

    deltadude Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    About the AMNS and the quantity of smoke, one of the great features is being able to double the smoke by lighting both ends.  The beauty of is that you are still getting perfect TBS even though the smoke is doubled.  The MES chip tray, if you double the wood chips you risk creosote.  Once the larger model AMNS is available, it is conceivable that you could light both ends, and the middle thus getting burns going in 4 directions.  Or leave a gap in the middle channel and light both ends and only one side of the middle thus getting 3 burns.

    I burned Oak for firewood this past year, but a lot of it was still wet or not seasoned enough.  I pulled a stump into the garage, and split or sawed pieces into smaller sizes to burn efficiently.  I ended up with about 5- 5gal bucket of Oak chainsaw size oak dust.  This is perfect for the AMNS, its slightly bigger than the larger pieces in Todd's dust, and thus burn a little different, produces a slightly heavier smoke. I was trying to figure out a way to sift or filter the dust/chips since there is all kinds of sizes from my sweeping.  I had an old dip net for minnows or anchovy size fish, it is about 6" in diameter and works real good for sifting a couple of handfuls of oak sawdust at a time.
  20. nwdave

    nwdave Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I'm kinda in the same boat for machined sawdust.  What I did was find a colander that has holes about 3/16" in diameter.  Works great.

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