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Pellets vs Chips?

Skiddy

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I picked up an AMNPS and grabbed a bag of Traeger apple wood pellets. I used the apple chips for half the smoke then switched to pellets and the smoke was very different. I noticed the pellets produced more smoke but the chips smelled much sweeter?
 

normanaj

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What kind of smoker?An electric like the Masterbuilt or something else?Knowing what smoker you're using will help considerably in answering you're questions.

I would also highly recommend using pellet dust instead of whole pellets,you'll get much cleaner smoke.And the Traeger pellets aren't the best you could be using.
 
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smokerjim

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i will agree, in my opinion pellets work fine but chips give a cleaner smoke. never tried chips in the amnps. or did you use the chips in your smokers tray.
 

zwiller

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I would also highly recommend using pellet dust instead of whole pellets,you'll get much cleaner smoke.And the Traeger pellets aren't the best you could be using.
+1. Mailbox mod can also help. No way I am loading chips every half hour.
 

Skiddy

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What kind of smoker?An electric like the Masterbuilt or something else?Knowing what smoker you're using will help considerably in answering you're questions.

I would also highly recommend using pellet dust instead of whole pellets,you'll get much cleaner smoke.And the Traeger pellets aren't the best you could be using.
yep its a MES40 and I was just using the tray I didnt have a torch handy to light the pellet tray.
 

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