Discussion in 'Slicers, Grinders, Tools, Equipment' started by lethal12, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. Hello all,

    Going to start smoking some cheese in the next couple of months and then found out about AMNS/AMNPS, so I am waiting to pull the trigger on one of these, I was just wondering which one do you prefer? 

    I do not plan to do a lot of cold smoking but if it works great, that might change. 

    Does the dust burn colder than the pellets or vise versa?  Let me know your thoughts
  2. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The AMNPS will smoke either saw dust or pellets, then you can choose which you prefer.

    By the way... glad you joined us lethal12, welcome to SMF!
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2012
  3. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I only have the AMNS and I love it.

    I would recommend the AMNPS because it will burn both pellets or dust. 

    The dust is fine for cold smokes like cheese, and I use it for hot smokes, too.  Most who have both recommend the AMNPS because it is better suited to hot smokes, and it can go either way.

    Welcome aboard!  Why not head over to the Roll Call section so the friendly folks here can give you a proper welcome?


    Good luck and good smoking.
  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    AMNPS for the reasons stated above.
  5. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    AMNPS for sure - get dust for smoking cheese as it burns cooler 

    Also please do us a favor and stop by roll call and introduce yourself so we can give you a SMF welcome 
  6. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I agree go with the AMNPS as it will burn both pellets and dust.
  7. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

  8. frosty

    frosty Master of the Pit

    I chose the pellet smoker, because I can use both.  I have not regretted that decision at all! 

    Using the dust to smoke cheese is absolutely the way to go.  The dust would be perfect. The pellets are wonderful, but do add a little heat.
  9. duanes

    duanes Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    I have both and prefer using the AMNPS with pellets becasue it is cleaner/easier to fill.  Also, on windy days, the dust can blow around if your not careful.  You can use pellets in the AMNS but you are limited to one row.  For the most flexibility, the AMNPS.
  10. Thanks for all the advice, think I am going with the AMNPS.
  11. Anyone happen to have a coupon code for the AMNPS?
  12. teeznuts

    teeznuts Master of the Pit

    AMNPS all the way! Once you start with cheese you may decide to jump into sea salt and bacon. The AMNPS is perfect for anything you smoke.
  13. tjohnson

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


    You guys got it going on!

  14. jno51

    jno51 Smoking Fanatic

    Lethal 12,


    here is a pic of my unit, I use the pellet smoker with all type of pellets. The Mesquite is the only one that I have found to burn hot. Depending on the temp outside and your rig it is the only way to go. I did 10 lds this past weekend, and about 27 lb about a month ago. The A-MAZ-N Pellet smoker ROCKS.

  15. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks like Todd just posted one on the main page. I believe its SMFJAN ?

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