amazin pellet smoker vs tube smoker

Discussion in 'A-Maze-N Smokers' started by c farmer, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I decided I am going to purchase a pellet smoker. I want to use it to hot smoke in my mes instead of using wood chips in the chip tray.  Which one would suit me better?  Are there any differance in the smoke output.

    Thanks
     
  2. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I aint noticed a difference in smoke output.

     
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  3. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Wow you have all of them.  You  like any one better than the others?
     
  4. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I use a propane smoker and got the tube style.  Ask Todd which one would work best for your needs.

    Kat
     
  5. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I am assuming that they will put off enough smoke that I wouldnt need chips in the chip pan.
     
  6. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Exactly! Use that instead of chips/chunks.

    Kat
     
  7. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    And hopefully get thin blue smoke.  lol
     
  8. humdinger

    humdinger Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Pretty much everyone on SMF that has an MES uses the AMNPS b/c it makes good TBS!  (initialism overload!)[​IMG]  

    And once you get the hang of it, you can really control the amount of smoke it churns out. (light one end; light both ends; light both ends and the center; and play with the levels of how much pellets you pour into the AMNPS channels/troughs)

    I have a gasser so I still like using chunks of wood when hot smoking, but I use my AMNPS for cold smokes like cheese, salt, and coming soon....bacon!
     
  9. dward51

    dward51 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I thought about one of the tubes, but in the end purchased the pellet tray.  I have the option of using either pellets or sawdust in that model and it runs a very long time.
     
  10. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    AMZNS works in all smokers. I dont use a MESPOS. I use Bradleys and the AMZNS works great in them.
     
  11. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I talked to Todd and I decided to go with the standard pellet smoker.
     
  12. humdinger

    humdinger Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sweet! You'll love it!
     
  13. I have the Smoke Hollow and got the longers tube smoker from Todd. I love everything about it but the lack of smoke ring. The flavor is there just no ring.

    I did fill the water pan with play sand.
     
  14. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Iam not worried about a smoke ring.
     
  15. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Pellet smoker on the way. cant wait to get it.
     
  16. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    This really, really hurts....[​IMG]

    .... because I really, really like my MES........ so take that  [​IMG]           BRADLEY SMOKER             

    [​IMG]
     
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  17. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    HA HA HA. I really like mine too, but I have a old brinkman charcoal smoker I want to try.
     
  18. ptpalms

    ptpalms Fire Starter

    I had a Bradley, IT WAS A POS!  Wood pucks were horribly expensive, always jammed no matter how well I kept it cleaned out, heating element kept burning out, rack were flimsy, digital controls never worked correctly...  $450 mistake.  It went into the junk pile.

    I have a MBES40, it was a lot better, but now it is just a holding cabinet or a cold/low temp smoker using an Amazin' Tube. 

    I'd toss them all and just get a real pellet smoker. 
     
  19. bear55

    bear55 Master of the Pit

    I have a Bradley and have never had a problem with the pucks jamming.  I have had zero problems with the Bradley with the exception of a broken part upon opening which Bradley made right immediately.  I can not imagine a better electric smoker.  I have purchased an AMZPS because of the expense of the pucks but overall the Bradley is excellent.
     
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2013
  20. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    [​IMG]  Yeah, but, umm........ahh..... mine is shinier and more true... lol
     

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