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- Joined Nov 12, 2010
Keep the exhaust wide open.... keep the intakes wide open...
I have a tray that I use for cold smoking. It doesn’t want to stay lit in a hot smoke environment. I like using the tube on short smokes to get a little extra oomph, but it’s kind of hit or miss. Sometimes the flavor is bitter from smoldering smoke. Just looking for a more reliable way to get tbs.
If you know any tricks to keep the tray lit in a hot smoker, lower oxygen, I’d love to hear them!
Thanks for the replies. I’m using a pellet smoker, rt700, which I think when using quality pellets is really good on smokes over 2-3 hours. I don’t really find I need supplemental smoke and it’s on par with a clean burning stick burner.
On short smokes it doesn’t quite leave me with the smoke I want, so the tube helps here. But it also can throw out dirty smoke, so my angle here is to find a way to burn dust to get tbs in the tray or tube inside the smoker while it’s hot and filled with smoke. I have no trouble keeping the tube lit with pellets. I use a looftlighter to get things going and you are spot on with the cigar analogy.
I don’t have vents to open, but the airflow is very high with the fan from the cooker. I just don’t think the tray and dust is meant to work in a smoky environment.
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