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- Joined May 29, 2020
I'd like to know what that expression is as well. :) I know exactly what you mean about the surprise factor when you open/heat up leftovers. I experienced that yeseterday here at home, my son and I were polishing off the last of the ribs and we were both surprised by how strong the smoke smell was as we were heating it up.I'm hoping someone will chime in with the clever expression (I've forgotten it) that describes how we get somewhat desensitized to strong smoke smell (and flavor) after tending these smokers for hours before chow time. When I take leftovers to work, I'm amazed at how powerful they smell in the communal microwave oven during reheat yet I know that's only a fraction of the intensity it was the day before. (I've already mentioned how strong your hair and clothing appear to smell the next day!)
Regarding water in the pan, thanks (again!) for providing important info that I was unaware of. When I had noticed that I forgot to put water in the pan for my ribs on the weekend I had thought I might have ruined my ribs. Good to know that I accidentally did it correctly. ;-)With an AMNPS you will forget about the problems you're having with the chip burner.
Much more Mellow Smoke, and no more adding chips every half hour or whatever,
No problem at all with an MES 30 or MES 40.
You don't mention where you live in your Profile, but if you are at a high altitude 2000' +, that could be a problem for an AMNPS. High altitude needs the Tube Smoker, Low Altitude should be an AMNPS (Tray).
One more Tip: There is nothing positive about adding water to the water pan in an MES. Only Negative. I haven't put a drop in mine for over 9 years.
I'm in SoCal, not far off sea-level, so no worries about altitude. My neighbor told me he'd take my chips off my hands for his smoker, so I'm going to look into ordering an AMNPS for my MES.
If I understand correctly I need a small propane torch to light the pellets in the AMNPS. I know nothing about propane torches, any particular size/power rating I need? Is there a particularly good thread here to learn more about how the AMNP works w/the MES, and how you manage how much pellets you put in, how you put them out when you're done or want to stop smoke, etc. Total newbie in this area of course...