burning a mix of dust with pellets?

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by gotbags-10, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. gotbags-10

    gotbags-10 Smoke Blower

    I have a amnps and was wondering if anyone had mixed both dust and pellets and put in theirs at the same time? Getting to the bottom of my pellet bag so half of it is dust.
  2. I don't see why it wouldn't work.  The AMNPS was designed to burn both pellets AND dust, so it should work like a charm.

    If you try it, let us know how it worked out for ya.

  3. Someone else on here tried that and if I remember correctly it didn't work so good. Not enough air could get to the pellets to keep them burning good.
  4. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I think you are right Scott - the issue if I remember correctly was that the pellets burn hotter and they end up burning up the dust real fast so you don't get TBS but a white acrid smoke - I will shoot Todd a note 
  5. smokinal

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

    I remember that thread too. It sure sounds like a good idea, but I don't think it works.
  6. Well, so much for my thinking!  LOL.... glad this has been discussed and tried.  Good to know that using both isn't that great of an idea.  That's why I love this forum!

    I guess one could just save all the dust from the empty bags of pellets and then just run the pure left over dust in the AMNPS?

  7. gotbags-10

    gotbags-10 Smoke Blower

    for the heck of it i may just mix a little together and fill like the first couple of inches of the amnps and see what happens.
  8. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I mix them.

    I modded my MES a good bit and it just wont burn pellets.

    I use it for low temp...bacon and sausage.

    I put a small amount of pellets,corn cob pieces and dust in the pellet burner and have no problems.

    When the pellets are gone I won't be getting more..just mix the corn cob and dust.

  9. tjohnson

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

    Mixing pellets and sawdust does not work very well

    Layer the bottom 2/3rds of the row with pellets and the top 1/3 of the row with the sawdust

    Should work like a charm!


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