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for you guys with home made smoker generators.......

Discussion in 'Smoker Builds' started by killnsmoke, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. killnsmoke

    killnsmoke Smoke Blower

    how high off the bottom do you mount it???  i would assume you would want the smoke entering below the meat.....but i don't really know.  SO, thats why i'm asking your opinions......[​IMG]
  2. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    My personal opinion would be to spend $30 and get an Amaze N Smoker - it is much more versitile than anything your can build yourself. The biggest issue with home made smoke generators is pumping too much smoke or creosote into your food.

    Also with the AMNS you dont have to drill any holes or mount anything

    Just my .02
  3. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    i agree with gary, i have 2 and i used both for some bacon yesterday.
  4. tjohnson

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

    I am guessing you're making a SD Copy

    Input needs to be low, but I would not put it below the heat source.  Creosote from your smoke generator can gum up your burner or heating element.

  5. arnie

    arnie Smoking Fanatic

    WOW! From the man who sells them.

    He’d rather see you turn out good Q than make a buck off of you.

    Now that’s businessman with great customer ethics
  6. I'm impressed Todd. I may have to buy something from you.
  7. killnsmoke

    killnsmoke Smoke Blower

    thanks for the replies.....i really like not having to drill holes but what about heat loss every time you open the doors to check on the amns??  Also, do you have to use their dust for it to work properly???  seems like a hassle, but i know all you guys love them.  Just looking at all my options.  My smoke generator plan is something more like the sausage maker's, I'm not going to make one like a smoke daddy because i have read sooo many bad reviews for it.
  8. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Just a quick FWIW.  It is not a hassle in any way, shape or form to use the amazen. In fact it makes smoking an even more pleasurable endeavor.

    I don't check on mine by opening the door. I can see if it's working at the vent.

    5 pounds of dust is cheap and I don't think many who order a few 5 pounders don't get some sort of freebie from Todd.

     Have a great day!!

  9. I use the dust I collect from my miter saw. Works great. I am limited to the types of wood I can use. Oak, hickory and pecan are plentiful around here. Some others like cherry and alder and plum are not. I will be buying some from Todd in the future.
  10. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    A maze N smoker can't go wrong there.. love mine and going to order another one..
  11. porked

    porked Smoking Fanatic

    I didn't buy a 2nd one for nothing, got both sizes for different things. You can't go wrong.