AMNPS Pellet or Sawdust smoker?

Discussion in 'Slicers, Grinders, Tools, Equipment' started by disco, May 23, 2013.

  1. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have decided to pick up an AMNPS but I am waffling on whether to get the pellet or dust smoker. I see the pellet smoker allows you to smoke at higher heats. Is there any preference for one over the other based on taste and experience?

    Your help will be appreciated.

  2. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If I am correct, you can use dust in the pellet model.  So buy the pellet model.
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  3. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yes the AMNPS does both. I like the dust for cold smoking and the pellets for hot smoking. The dust creates very little heat. I haven't tried the tube smokers but I really like the AMNPS.
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  4. sidpost

    sidpost Fire Starter

    How does their tube smoker compare?  Or do I need to stay with dust for cold smoking?
  5. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Disco, I'm with the other guys on the can use it with both pellets and dust for hot and cold smoking.

    sidpost, the tubes are great for smoking at even hotter temps, but I don't think they are designed for dust or for cold smoking.  I used the AMNPS in my MES40 at temps up to 275 and it always performed like a champ.  When I bought my pellet smoker, which can cook at temps up to 500*, I found that the AMNPS didn't perform as well.  I bought a 12" tube, and it does great in the pellet smoker, and in my gasser (GOSM) as well.

    Last edited: May 28, 2013
  6. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yup, You can only use Dust in an AMNS, and you can use Dust or pellets in an AMNPS, but I like my AMNS much better for smoking Dust under 200 degrees.

  7. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for all the advice. I have ordered the AMNPS.

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