Amaz-N-Smoker Pellet Pkg #3

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by low-n-slow, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. I put a butt on at 6:45 this morning.  My MES 20070410 analog smoker was puffing along at 220-225F and the smoke was flowing.  But, I started reading about these Amaz-N-Smokers again.  The thought of putting it in and not having to open the door for more wood chips every couple of hours was appealing, so I ordered Pkg #3.  The other thing is the quality of the smoke.  This little device seems to produce a better quality smoke.  One thing I'm wondering about is the size.  I don't see any dimensions for the pellet smoker.  I'm sure it will fit just fine, but I am curious.
     
  2. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Actual size is 5 3/8"x8"

    Yes, consistent sweet smelling smoke

    Thanks for the order!

    TJ
     
  3. Thanks for the quick reply!
     
  4. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I think I read where the bearcarver got together with Todd and now there is an AMNS made for the MES 30. It fits the left side on the rails that support the heating element. When writing.....give the dimensions where the AMNS will go and explain your situation. If you are going to hot smoke, let that be known also. I hear the AMNPS works better in a HOT smoker.

    Todd is a great guy and will take care of you.

    Dave
     
  5. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The New AMNPS fits on the rails, between the Chip Pan Housing and the wall inside the 30" MES

    I kept the 30" MES in-mind when we made the first prototypes, and it just kinda worked.

    Bear and I tried a version of the AMNS that would fit on the rails of the 30" MES, but I never went any further with it. 

    The New AMNPS can burn either Pellets or Sawdust.  Even though Pellets perform much better at higher temps, they are very effective during cold smoking.  Sawdust can also be used, if you want a lower heat output or less smoke.

    Here's a couple pics of my BBB Cold Smoke from yesterday

    Temps were in the Mid-80's and Very Humid

    Air was just not moving, so I placed the AMNPS ontop the Housing

    [​IMG]    [​IMG]

    Todd
     
  6. I have the 30" analog model.  It's the one with the larger burner that covers the bottom of the smoker.  I think it is capable of much higher temps, but does not have the digital controller.  It has no problem maintaining temp and I also have an Auber PID to control it.  It has a different water and chip tray setup inside also.  My chip tray basically sits right on the burner and the water tray is off to the left side and a little higher.  I'll figure it out and make it work.
     
  7. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    On the Analog, Guys place the AMNPS on top current chip pan.

    Seems to work so far.

    Intake air can be an issue in some electric smokers.  I think the Analog 30" Masterbuilt does not have an intake vent.  A few guys have cut a hole for intake air, cracked the door or used a cheap aquarium pump thru the drain hole for some air.

    Todd
     
  8. Man, you are fast with the replies!  You are correct, there is no side vent.  There is a grease drain in the bottom and a hole at the top on the back.  I could add one of the little circular vents like my WSM charcoal smoker has.  Thanks for the help, I'm looking forward to using it.
     
  9. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I may have to get one!
     
  10. cobble

    cobble Smoke Blower

    I own both the AMNS and the AMNPS, and they both work great. I'll never go back to my chip tray. The smoke is nice and steady, but not heavy. I've found that the PS takes a little more love though. You have to let it burn with a flame for 10 minutes before blowing it out, or it will go out. That's in the instructions, but at first I was like "Yeah, right. Instructions. Let me just pull over and ask for directions while I'm at it" But seriously, you need to let it burn. Also, I remove my chip tray completely.
     
  11. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I was having some trouble keeping the AMNPS lit in my SmokinTex 1400 and figured out that if I gave the bottom grease vent a little more clearance it would work just fine. I put some 2 X 4 blocks under the feet and it solved the problem. you might give that a try
     
  12. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Due to the quality of the smoke from the AMNS, I have cleaned nearly all the wood off my patio.  I did keep all my dried corn cobs, though.  LOL

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  13. I just got the AMNS in the 6x6 size. Still waiting for my MES 30 to arrive. Can I put the 6x6 version in the same location next to the chip tray? Will it still work being a tad bit shorter in length? BTW thanks for getting this out to me so quickly Todd.
     
  14. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Pellet smoker is on my Xmas list. [​IMG]
     
  15. cobble

    cobble Smoke Blower

    Christmas? I couldn't wait that long!
     
  16. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    The regular 6 X 6 will not fit on the bars to the left of the chip burner, in an MES 30.

    Your best bet would probably be to remove your bottom drip tray, replace it with foil or a foil pan, and put your 6 X 6 on that foil, as far to the left (away from the heating element) as you can. This was my method when I had the 6 X 6 & my MES 30.

    When cold smoking, you could also put it in your dry water pan.

    Or you could put your bottom grill rack in, and set it on there---on the left side.

    Hope that helps,

    Bear
     
  17. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I do have the 6x8 dust smoker to keep me happy meanwhile. [​IMG]
     
  18. cobble

    cobble Smoke Blower

    Yeah, I've got the 6x8 too, but I had to buy the pellet smoker. It's the perfect solution for hot smoking, plus the money goes to a fellow member of the SMF community, so it's win/win.
     
  19. I'll say one thing.  Todd gets 5 STARS for service.  I ordered Pkg #3 on Friday and it arrived at my house today and today is Monday!  I may go and get a brisket to smoke this weekend.
     
  20. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Todd's the man!
     

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