Smoked burnt pellets stinking up the house

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by hoity toit, Sep 24, 2015.

  1. hoity toit

    hoity toit Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    This is what happens when you leave the wood pellets in the microwave too long it melts the Tupperware and catches on fire
     
  2. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Man that is not good,I have found using a paper plate or bag helps get more moisture out.

    Richie
     
  3. bkleinsmid

    bkleinsmid Smoking Fanatic

    A friend of mine has (had) a pillow filled with cherry pits. Heat for 2 min in the microwave and it is a heating pad. Push the button one too many times (22 min) and every smoke detector in the house goes off and the smell will last for weeks.
     
  4. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You could have been a statistic...... close one....
     
  5. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Maybe I should give that a shot! I swear I thought it was safe now I don't have to redo the bathroom!:biggrin:
     
  6. stickyfingers

    stickyfingers Smoking Fanatic

    Why not just leave the bag of pellets open to dry out?
     
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2015
  7. c farmer

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

    I use a glass bowl.

    My brother in law caught his on fire once. Not pretty.
     
  8. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    They will absorb moisture.
     
  9. hoity toit

    hoity toit Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I usually have time to do that, but not today..
     
  10. hoity toit

    hoity toit Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    It was the second 2 minutes that did it., I normally place them in  a preheated MES while i am prepping the meat, just didn't have time this time.I might add it was sweet grapevine pellets mixed with pecan, I think I invented a new air freshener for the house,it still smells sweet this morning when I got up. lesson learned.
     
  11. inkjunkie

    inkjunkie Master of the Pit

    I used Tupperware once...melted it. Several fine folks here suggested a paper plate.
    Also had a pile of smoldering pellets once. I zap them for 45 second intervals with a 3 minute rest between. I also stir them up between nuking cycles...
     
  12. Now you know why my wife got a new microwave..    Been There; Done That...
     
  13. hoity toit

    hoity toit Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member


    yep, I think that is a good method on doing it.
     
  14. stickyfingers

    stickyfingers Smoking Fanatic

    Seems like using a foil pan and the oven at 100 degrees or so would work better. 
     
  15. inkjunkie

    inkjunkie Master of the Pit

    if I got to light the Bosses oven to dry out pellets I ain't doing it...
     
  16. mike johnson

    mike johnson Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    I use the oven at 250. Put pellets in amnps and bake in oven for 1 hour.
     
  17. smokin phil

    smokin phil Smoking Fanatic

    As of yet, about 10 smokes on my 12" AMNPTS, I've never had any problems lighting or keeping lit. Never dried my pellets. 30" gen 1 MES.
     
  18. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well you are one of the lucky folks....
     
  19. smokin phil

    smokin phil Smoking Fanatic

    Yeah, I wish. Not happening. Never been lucky, not gonna start anytime soon.
     

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