We'll be waiting for the next post after you fire it up.
I just ordered the 12" AMNTS today, was going to go for the AMNPS but Todd didn't think it would perform well in my Smoke Vault as a supplement smoke with heat because of the lack of oxygen, He recommended the AMNTS because it should work in my unit for both hot and cold smoking. Anxious to get it, have fun with yours and let us know how it's working out.
When I got my tube from him I turned on my gas stove and the exhaust fan, a pair of tong and in less than 5 minutes it was cleaned of all the oils and such. probably do the same with the propane torch. I have a tray and that is the way I did it also. I use both of them in my smokers depending on what I am doing and how long I want extra smoke.
I missed the part about "seasoning" mine. Could that be why the first time I used it there was a "metallic" taste to the cheese and butter? Batches after the first one have been MUCH better! Guess I need to start reading the directions with new toys when I get them. Dang, I got along all these years, too!