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Smoking Fanatic
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Dec 21, 2015
Dayton, OH
I tried using my amnps in my wsm last night while smoking a pork butt, and it didn't work. I'm not sure if the mailbox mod is required for use in the wsm. Does anyone else use their amnps in a wsm?

If so, what does that mod look like on the wsm? I've already put a mailbox on my big smokehouse.
Also forgot to mention, I was smoking between 250-275. I nuked the pellets in the microwave before lighting, and let it burn for 10 mins before putting in the smoker.
You might be able to get the tube smoker to work in the pit, but probably not the maze. I haven't tried my tube in the WSM while hot smoking. The tubes do work in my Propane GOSM as long as the temps are below 285f. Above that and the pellets ignite and burn up, not smolder.

Charcoal is going to rob oxygen and not allow the pellets in the maze to burn.

Why not just add 2"-3" chunks of wood in with your fuel? That's what most of us WSM owners do.
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As Case said just put a couple of splits in with the charcoal.

You'll get plenty of smoke.

Never heard of anyone having to use a AMNPS in a WSM.

I ended up putting wood chunks in. I just thought I would try it to see how it would work. I have the 6 inch tube, which only burns for a couple hours. I was thinking I could get smoke from the maze for a longer period of time. is reader supported and as an Amazon Associate, we may earn commissions from qualifying purchases.

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