Pellet Storage

Discussion in 'A-Maze-N Smokers' started by rickyldd, Dec 4, 2015.

  1. rickyldd

    rickyldd Newbie

    Just got a fresh batch of new pellets from Todd. wondering if anyone vac seals their pellets....I have seen other methods on here but not seen anyone post about vacuum sealing. I think the zip lock type develop pinholes. My pellets absorb moisture apparently.

  2. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I've never had any problems with Todd's pellets after storage in his stock ziplok bags.  Before I fire up the smoke generator I run my torch all over the AMNPS or AMNTS to lightly warm up and dry the pellets.  I then apply the big heat at one end. 
  3. rickyldd

    rickyldd Newbie

    I haven't had any trouble with the pellets either while new.  After some time they won't stay lit. Not blaming anyone just wanting to know If anyone has tried this. I went ahead and packed several 5# bags. We will see.I kept them in an attached garage before, very humid here, Love the way they burn when "new".
  4. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    You might need to run a torch lightly along the row of pellets, on all sides and then fire up the end.   I have some pretty well aged pellets and because of this method, I've yet to have any issues keeping them lit.
  5. rickyldd

    rickyldd Newbie

    Thanks cmayna....

    2 burns so far and no issues. I will do that. I have also added this to my list in a doc saved on my computer from suggestions I have found from others on this site. I love my amzn smoker again!


    I am using the heat gun now instead of torch to lite my better for me

  6. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Awesome,  keep us posted and do NOT hesitate to ask more questions.
  7. gibsorz

    gibsorz Smoke Blower

    I tend to nuke my pellets for about a minute to pull out any moisture they collected. But I don't use a torch to light them, if I used a torch I would go with cmayna's trick. And they get too hot to handle, but not near burning temps.
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2015

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