Checking in from SW Washington Coast

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by chefbuba, Dec 4, 2015.

  1. Been cooking professionally for 30 years, have always had both gas and stick burner grills and made due smoking ribs and other things. I bought a MES 30" this summer to "play around" with.

    Did a bunch of salmon, brisket, butts, belly bacon, shoulder bacon, & some Polish sausage. Having fun with my new toy.

    Also bought the amazin pellet smoker, having mixed results with keeping it lit.

  2. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Having trouble keeping the AMNPS lit ??? If you are using a water pan, dump the liquid... add gravel for thermal mass... Keep the upper vent open...
  3. No water, vent open. I suspect that it may be operator error, not lighting enough pellets?
  4. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Water in the pan turns to steam and suffocates the pellets... the pellets may also be damp... I dry mine in my MES 30 at 275 for an hour +... sure helps them stay lit...
  5. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    welcome,,,, I nuke my pellets for about 3 min or so 

    your food looks great 

  6. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I know it's not the box but this is how I light the tube. Never have a problem keeping them going.

    Let it burn Like that for 5 minutes then blow it out.
  7. I have been using the weed burner that I light the stick burner with, need to pick up a couple of propane cylinders for my torch. I may not be letting it burn long enough either, trial & error I will get there.
  8. [​IMG]   Good morning and welcome to the forum, from a beautiful day here in East Texas. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything. 

    Man all your stuff looks great


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