Fed up with amns

Discussion in 'Slicers, Grinders, Tools, Equipment' started by c farmer, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. c farmer

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

    Thanks for the tips. Dont think I will get to try it tonight. It is going to be nasty. Rain/sleet and snow.

    My smoker is in my basement and is about 60 degrees. Is that warm enough?
     
  2. tjohnson

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

    The trick is to keep you smoker warm enough to keep drafting, even when it's cold outside
     
  3. c farmer

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

    Well tonight I put 1 cup of dust in the microwave for 1 min. then mixed it around and microwaved 1 min again.  I pulled the chip loader out of the unit and the chip tray out about 2 inches.  Got it lit and blew on it until I had a nice cherry going.  Guess what, it worked. It burned all of the dust.

    Big thanks to all of you and to Todd.

    Talked to Todd on the phone, big help.

    Cheese is going on tomorrow.
     
  4. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    TAAAAA DAAAAAA
     
  5. c farmer

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

    I will take before and after pics.

    My problem was I was expecting to see a glowing red cherry the whole time. When I first started I seen the cherry but I had to bath my son. After I done that I checked it and I had no cherry but still smoking. After supper it had burned out of dust.

    Is it normal not to see a glowing red cherry during the burn?

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    Last edited: Feb 22, 2013
  6. Is it normal not to see a glowing red cherry during the burn?

    Only in total darkness. as long as you see a steady stream of smoke you're OK. The most important thing inside the smoker is to get enough outside air necessary for combustion.
     
  7. c farmer

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

    Well it was dark the whole time I was working with it tonight.  I would think in the dark it would be easier to see the cherry?  It all burned up so I must of had smoke the whole time?
     
  8. c farmer

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

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  9. c farmer

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

    Here is the beginning of my cheese smoking.

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  12. c farmer

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

    I just started it.  Guess I will smoke for 2 or 3 hours.  I see smoke coming out of the vent.
     
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  14. c farmer

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

    lol I will post more pics.  Should the cheese turn dark on the outside?  Using maple dust.
     
  15. mike johnson

    mike johnson Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    are you using a torch to light it?
     
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  17. c farmer

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

    A little butane torch.
     
  18. c farmer

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

    A little butane torch.
     
  19. c farmer

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

    Well its coming on 3 hours.  Should I pull the cheese off or keep it on.  I am smoking a mild cheddar and a white cheddar.
     
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