Hickory Pellets, how to keep from firing.

Discussion in 'Propane Smokers' started by ray speckman, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. ray speckman

    ray speckman Newbie

    I have a small propane smoker with fuel pan.  I have been using wood chips and while I have had success, it gets expensive.  I purchased hickory wood pellets and I had a heck of a flame up.  What are other experience with pellets?  Thanks.
  2. redneck69

    redneck69 Smoking Fanatic

    just a thought...try wrapping your pallets in a double layer of tin foil and poke a few holes in the foil..with less air getting to them they may not "flame out" on you.
  3. tjohnson

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

    What Redneck Said X 2

    You have to keep the oxygen out of the mix and you'll get smoke and not fire.

    Also, try placing your smoke box adjaceent to the flame instead of on top of it.  This way you get less heat.

  4. smokinal

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

    Have you tried chunks?

    They smoke for a couple of hours & are not expensive.
  5. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Chunks are the way to go, thats all I use now after convincing BPS to carry more than mesquite and hickory, now they have apple and oak, pecan I get elsewhere's. 

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