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Old 03-15-2020, 11:49   #1
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The "A-MAZE-N" pellet tube smoker

On reading great reviews about this Made In America stainless steel pellet tube smoker that works in charcoal or gas BBQs or electric smokers, I just picked one up at Lowe's.
This particular model is expandable from 7" long (2 hrs of smoke) to 12" long (4 hrs of smoke).
No soaking required, just fill it with your favorite hardwood smoke pellets, light it with a propane torch, once it catches fire let it burn for 10 minutes then blow out the flame and put in the BBQ.
I haven't had a chance to cook with it but did a 7" test smoke in my Weber kettle (vents wide open) and got a complete burn run time of 1-3/4 hrs.
Anyone here use one of their smoke tubes?
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Old 03-19-2020, 16:49   #2
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Am interested in new ways to smoke so would be interested in what you find out about the use of this tube. I have a BGE and Cook Shack electric right now But am always looking for new ideas. I bought a gas grill as a microwave type quick grill to use If unexpected company shows up. So maybe a tube might go in the gas quickie. :-)
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I've only had a chance so far to bbq a whole spatchcocked (butterflied) chicken. Using the Weber kettle, I put the a-maze-n tube with a partial fill of pecan, hickory and mesquite pellets along with a couple of dry slivers of Sierra Nevada mountain mahogany down where the coals go for one hour of breast down cold smoke only, vents open. Took the bird off and pulled the a-maze-n tube, started the coals and put the bird back on until the internal temperature hit 165 degrees in about an hour. That tube really puts out a lot of uninterrupted smoke!
What was just as good as that evening's dinner was the chicken salad for lunch the next day.
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Old 05-21-2020, 17:07   #4
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I've twice now smoked various cheeses using this smoke tube-first trial batch was regular Tillamook brands-so damn good did a gourmet selection a couple of weeks later. The photo doesn't look anywhere near the marvelous flavor.
Two hour cold smoke at between 80/90 degrees.
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It makes it look easy. Your sold Nickelplate? I smoke Ribs in my smoker yesterday. Emmm. I just drop the pellets in with the charcoal. This seems like a welcome addition to the gas grill.
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Old 05-28-2020, 10:05   #6
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It makes it look easy. Your sold Nickelplate? I smoke Ribs in my smoker yesterday. Emmm. I just drop the pellets in with the charcoal. This seems like a welcome addition to the gas grill.
Unbelievably easy! Just light it with a propane/butane torch, let it burn for ten minutes, blow it out and place in any style of bbq and go about your normal cooking routine. This critter puts out a tremendous amount of smoke!
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I am considering getting an electric smoker. I'm a complete smoking novice. Pros seem to be ease-of-use and cleaning, cons seem to include a less "smoky" effect to the finished product compared with propane or-- gasp-- charcoal. These reviews help https://indoor2outdoor.com/best-smoker-for-beginners/ , still need more recommendations
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I have had the same Cook Shack electric smoker for two decades. A couple of dos and doníts about smokers:

**Smokers need to be cured like a cast iron frying pan, you NEVER clean the inside. You just wipe it down with paper towels to get the grease and flaky crust off. You wash the racks only, and they can be put into the dish washer.

I put heavy duty foil on the wood box lid and on the bottom of the cooker to prevent the dripping juice from burning onto those surface. Make sure to poke a hole in the bottem through the foil into the drip hole. The drip pan under has a foil liner as well.

**Do seal the meat up in heavy duty foil immediately when taken out of the smoker and let it rest for about 30 minutes before you cut or eat it. The resting time, sealed up, enhances the smoke taste to what you expect, with just a little wood used. This little step will solve your light smoke taste problem.
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