Keeping AMNPS lit in a Smokin-it #2

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by coolbob1, Jun 9, 2013.

  1. coolbob1

    coolbob1 Newbie

       Hi there. Last year I smoked some cherry tomatoes w/a smokenator & hovergrill on the weber kettle. They were super! I only wish I dried them as well. This year I bought Todd's AMNPS & a smoken-it #2. My hope was to cold smoke the tomatoes in the smoker & dry them in there as well. Keeping the AMNPS lit was a bit problematic. I bought a 4" duct booster fan & put it on top of the Smoken-it. Instant sucess! The AMNPS stays lit through the whole pellet load. I can moderate the air exchange inside the smoker by putting a small shim under the fan. I smoke the tomatoes with the AMNPS only for 3-4 hours, then remove the AMNPS & turn on the element to about 150˚. Elevate the fan a bit, so I don't suck out all the heat,(monitor with Maverick) & let the thing run until they're done to my liking. (typically 6-8 hrs). 

       These are Romas from this morning's farmers market. Simply wash, cut in half, & sprinkle with salt, onion powder, & basil. Can't wait to get my own tomatoes in there. 

       Thanks to Todd for the AMNPS & Qmats, & thanks to the guys at Smokin-it!

       Hope this helps someone...

  2. Looks great coolbob. I like the Mod. what ever it takes to make TBS. I will be smoking some Tomato's as soon as they turn red. I also like to cut them in half  a little smoked kosher salt crushed black pepper Basile and smoke Swiss cheese. throw them on the grill till the cheese is all bubblie.

    Happy smoken.

  3. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Any pictures of the finished products?

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