TBS with electric smoker

Discussion in 'Pork' started by steamaway, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. steamaway

    steamaway Smoke Blower

    Hello all,

    I have a new smokin-it electric smoker. My understanding is that you put your wood in your fire box at start up and that is it. So if I start off with wood that is not pre lit a bit I can't see how I can get TBS? Did that make sense? As far as I know with the electric you put the wood in at start up and don't ad at all. So I initially get thick smoke. then it mellows out. Any input is appreciated.


  2. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    The Smokin it is almost the exact same configuration as the SmokinTex. I have been using that unit for several years. The box in the bottom is for wood chunks. The electric element will heat up and start the chunks smoking.   You have no way to control the amount of smoke other than the amount of wood you put in at a given time. To solve that problem I use an A MAZE N SMOKER. Todd is a member here and his ad is in the side panel on the right. I would get the AMNPS - pellet smoker. It allows you to burn both pellets and sawdust. Lots of folks here use them very successfully.

    Good luck and good smoking  
  3. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yup---The only way I ever found to get light smoke with my electric smoker was to only put a few chips in at a time, and do it every half hour.

    Then in walks a Genius from Minnesota, with a thing called AMNS---And then better yet----AMNPS!!!

    You can get an AMNPS from him (Todd), and throw some pellets in there, and you're smoke problems will go away.

  4. steamaway

    steamaway Smoke Blower

    Very cool, so do I still use my heating element? 
  5. smokinal

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

    Yep, what those 2 said!
  6. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You need the heating element, unless you are cold smoking, to get the smoker to temperature.

    The only time I use me heating element for making smoke is if my pellets (or dust) burned out, and I only want about another hour of smoke or less.

    Then I'll throw a few chips in the chip drawer (above the element).

    If I need more than another hour of smoke, I'll pull the AMNPS out, load it again, light it & put it back in.

    Last edited: Nov 25, 2011
  7. steamaway

    steamaway Smoke Blower

    ok, I am sold! So if I were to cold smoke I would just use the AMNPS and I wouldn't need the heating element or the cold smoke plate? 
  8. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Correct - you can retire the cold smoke plate or just set the AMNPS on it. 
  9. steamaway

    steamaway Smoke Blower

    TBS or not, ribs still came out awesome!!! 
  10. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Amazn or nothing at my house!

    Good luck and good smoking.
  11. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Did you get any pics of the ribs Keith? [​IMG]
  12. steamaway

    steamaway Smoke Blower

  13. steamaway

    steamaway Smoke Blower

    I just tried posting pics. It said something about being new here and I don't see my post? 

    Oh, I get it now. Checkin out my pics since I am new. 
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2011
  14. steamaway

    steamaway Smoke Blower

    [​IMG][​IMG]  Jeffs Rib Rub and Sauce
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2011
  15. jc1947

    jc1947 Smoking Fanatic


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