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estan

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smoking at 135 degrees
« on: February 27, 2017, 04:35:00 PM »
I am having a hard time attempting to smoke sausages at 135 in my Model 4. I have purchased an Amaze maze but I am unable to keep it smoking' it goes out after a few minutes. I just tried putting chips in the smoker box on foil with no success. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: smoking at 135 degrees
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2017, 03:30:13 PM »
Did you happen to see this post?

http://smokinitforums.com/index.php?topic=6042.msg56274;topicseen#msg56274

These are the tips that I have found that have helped me the most with the A-MAZE-N cold smokers.
Gregg - Fargo, ND
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Re: smoking at 135 degrees
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2017, 03:37:58 PM »
What type of device are you using to light your pellets? If you are using anything less than a propane torch like the one I suggested in the above link, I would upgrade.

If you are using a good propane torch and are still having problems, my guess is that the problem is either not enough air flow or your pellets may be too moist.

Air flow can be resolved by a number of different methods. If you have a Jerky Dryer (which you should if you are smoking sausage) you can add that on top of your smoker. I haven't tried this yet, but I have been thinking about adding couple of pencils or some other means of raising the jerky dryer up so it is not directly on top of the smoker, because I don't really want to have all of the power or the jerky dryer pulling that much air through the smoker.  The reason that I say this, is because in the past when I have tried this with the dryer right on top of the smoker, my pellets seemed to actually catch fire and burn way tooooo fast. So, my thought is to reduce the effectiveness of the jerky dryer by raising it up a little higher than the smoke hole. Like I said, I have not tried this yet. But, the logic seems sound to me.
Gregg - Fargo, ND
Smokin-It #3 that has now replaced the Masterbuilt XL and 10+ Year-Old Big Chief. I also have a Weber Genesis Gas Grill, Weber Little Smokey at home and a Chargriller Deluxe (stick burner) and Camp Chef Three Burner Stove with Grill/Griddle out at the lake place.

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Re: smoking at 135 degrees
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2017, 03:51:16 PM »
Thanks a bunch. I have been using a propane torch but didn't think to remove the drip tray for added air. Not sure how I missed you pics in the forum.

I'm going to go out and do a test run now. Thanks again.

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Re: smoking at 135 degrees
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2017, 10:32:04 AM »
Even with all the air I have in a model 4 I have difficulty keeping pellets lit. Sawdust works great for me in the maze.

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Re: smoking at 135 degrees
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2017, 03:31:20 PM »
Thanks for the tip Dave....