A-Maze-N Pellet Smoker Review

Discussion in 'Info and Practices' started by j3ff, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. tjohnson

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

    Very Cool Jeff!!

    I know you asked for a larger pellet smoker, but with (2) pellet smokers, you can move smoke around to where you need it in your smoker.

    Keep us posted on your "Bacon Smoke"!

  2. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great !!

    That smoke might be a bit heavy, but I don't know if a little too much from an AMNS or AMNPS actually hurts anything.

    I can't remember ever getting any creosote taste from any of my AMNS smokes, and I have had some heavy spikes when I had them jump rows, during testing.

    Either way, if you can get a bit less smoke with a little less pellet burning, you'll have enough smoke, and less cost in pellets.

  3. alaskanbear

    alaskanbear Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member


    After reading this testimonial, I am thinking that me being so far North (Latitude 62 to be exact), that the inherent properties of smoke, via pelletized wood product, would cause a questioned thought of concern.  Ice here is always abound, wether atop a mountain peek, be it within a glacier or under foot in the form of 'perma-frost'.  Ambient temperture being above zero and climbing to the possible mark of 90, during the 21 hours of actual sunlite, may alter the characteristics to be slightly different than those of a lower latitude.  Being said, to obtain an unbiased and complete spectrum of accurate data, including us Northern smokers, you should attempt to gather data via ME.  I can give you the most direct and precise data concerning the AMNPS at Latitude 62, that could ever be obtained. My skill at BS is noteably seen here, as in this post, and can be an asset for one trying to get something great for nothing.. Of couse I would assume that you would not only provide the AMNPS, but a generous supply of various smoking pellets to get the most accurate review of each and every wood type offered.  I will, out of the kindness of my heart, purchase the different meats at MY expense, saving you the burden of that cost, thus making the said review most beneficial to you than you could ever imagine.  Should there be someone else along the same Latitue as I, be rest assured that they arent as adversed to the nack of GAB and BS as I.  sixty-one years of pure practice has allowed me to become a master at BS, along with other super-natural traits, that I shall be modest and not mention..  Hope this clears up the skepticism of gathering such important data, from the cold, icy north..

    Yours in Tall Hip Waders,,

  4. tjohnson

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


    I thought the "Chrome Plated Limited Edition A-MAZE-N-SMOKER" I sent you was enough bribery, for you to be a faithful member of the A-MAZE-N-ARMY.

    I'll take your request under advisement

  5. nwdave

    nwdave Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Now where did I leave my shovel?  The b.s. is starting to get deep.  Next he'll be telling us tall tales about dancing with the moose. (Meese?, well them big critters that cavort in his front yard).[​IMG]
  6. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    ..... and Todd I got some pre-beach front property that I am willing to give you a great deal on, for the measly sum of $4,000,000 you can have 100 acres of pre-beach front property in Arizona. Just as soon as that big 10.0 quake slides California into the pacific you will be the sole proprietor of what could be a booming resort location! Best start stocking up on Coppertone!

  7. alaskanbear

    alaskanbear Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member


    I was keeping the Beautiful Chrome item a secret---But now that you mentioned it, IT IS A BEAUT!!!  To purdy to smoke with really, but, alas, you do what ya have to..

  8. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Todd says you can move the smoke around where you want it in that smoker?

    I could move furniture around in that smoker!

    Good luck and good smoking.
  9. Very cool pellet smoker!!!

    I've been working on something very similar, but it's infinitely expandable and cheap!!!

  10. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    Behemoth amounts of baffling and befuddling with BULL$H#T.[​IMG]

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  12. jeff 1

    jeff 1 Smoke Blower

    how does the pellet smoker compare to the dust smoker in terms of heat?  How about smoke output ?
  13. tjohnson

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

    Pellets definitely put out more heat, but produce about 3 times the smoke as sawdust.

    If you're concerned about the temps while smoking cheese, I would use sawdust instead of pellets.

    For bacon and just about everything else, you could use either pellets or sawdust.

  14. jeff 1

    jeff 1 Smoke Blower

    Cool,  thanks,  I do think I am going to need one to compliment my other.  One more question,  what are the pellets?  solid wood or dust with a binding agent?  What is the binder if it has one?
  15. axpilot

    axpilot Fire Starter

    Add me to the list of VERY happy pellet smokers. I have used mine twice now, and can only say great things about them.  Between the AMNPS and the MES 40, even someone as ADD as myself can turn out great meat every time.

  16. bigal162

    bigal162 Newbie

    I too got one of the pellet smokers from Todd before he got them on site. Now I have both a pellet and a duster model. Got uses for both of em. Todd is a great guy to deal with too, and turns out a very good piece of equipment. 
  17. tjohnson

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


    Pellets are formed under high heat and pressure.  There's a natural binder in wood called "Lignin".  Some woods work better than others for pellets



    Great that you got rocking with your new AMNPS!

    I was diagnosed with ADHD years ago, so join the club!


    Hey Al,

    Al and a few other customers inquired about the AMNPS, because they wanted something primarily for Hot Smoking.

    I sent out a few before the AMNPS officially hit the market.

    There's a place for both sawdust and pellet burners.

    Last edited: Jul 3, 2011
  18. jeff 1

    jeff 1 Smoke Blower

    well I ordered one along with a bunch of dif pellets and some more dust.  I cant wait
  19. bigal162

    bigal162 Newbie

    Jeff you are gonna love it. 11 # packer just hit the MES30 for an all nighter. AMNPS is working away. Gonna sleep well tonite knowing a well smoked brisket is cooking away. Thanks again Todd.
  20. Hey guys,

    After the super long mail strike in canada my AMNPS has finally arrived!

    The little box that it came in is a beast! It looked pretty compact but it was a heavy one! Thanks Todd for making maximum usage of every volume inch of that box =)

    I didn't realize that Todd provided pellets with the package so I bought a 20lbs bag Tragaer apple wood pellets. Just wondering can these pellets be used in AMNPS as well?
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2011

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