Masterbuilt slow smoker question

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ahakohda

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Jul 29, 2011
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Ive read here that Masterbuilt slow smoker can be shut off after 10 minutes and it will continue producing smoke.
I just did so and smoke disappeared.

I am wondering if this trick is for wood chips only? I am using pellets.
 
And now I understand why.
All the pellets disintegrated into soggy mess after absorbing condensation.
Chips are ordered fir next weekend smoking.
 
I think a lot of folks use pellets and dust with your smoker using the mailbox mod. Might be something you want to look into
 
Use pellets with a tray or tube .
Don't use them in the smokers chip pan .
 
Gents, i think you did not get my question.
I was talking about Masterbuilts attachment for cold smoking. Its called slow smoker.

I just got this attachment and used it today for a first time.
I got it specifically to avoid using tray or tube in mailbox mod.
I ordered chips so looking forward for next week session.
 
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Ok . I thought that at first but then thought other wise . Yes use Chips . I see why you said about shutting it off . I think they can put out heavy smoke .
 
I had that same setup a few years ago, and you need to keep the cold smoker on & full of wood chips. The next problem you will face is you get a bunch of creosote if you don’t cool the smoke down before it hits the smoker. So I used a length of stove pipe to clean the smoke. Here is a photo of that old setup.
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Al
 
All true, no pellets in that slow smoker attachment. I've been using that for years only with chips or chunks that are no larger than 1"x1". I got the idea of turning it off a few years ago here, cannot remember who recommended it. I turn it on and when it's producing a good amount of smoke, turn off and it keeps smoke going for an hour sometimes. Then I add more and turn back on depending how long I'm cooking. I use that as well as the Amazin tube with pellets. Yes you can leave the ash drawer open slightly to allow more air, but be careful as that often causes a flare up, which you don't want. I use these 2 things as it allows me to use 2 different flavored wood or pellets within the same cook. I also took the cover over the burner of the Smoker and place wood chunks in a tray right on the burner element. Thanks to chopsaw chopsaw Rich for suggesting that a few years ago. That produces a more true wood flavor as well.
 
So this device shuts of and turns on smoker at desired intervals? Interesting! Thank you!!

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OK
I got now what you posted. Different device but pointed me into right direction
 
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Some use a controller to dial in the smoke you want.
Kurt, I forgot to mention the Router Variable Controller. I have it too and do use it, especially on long cooks. Totally forgot I had it, lol.
 
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