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Old 09-27-2015, 12:30 AM   #1
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Default Pellets or chips for Masterbilt Smoker?

Masterbilt users what are you using for the best smoke? I have used chips and it was ok. Are the pellets better?
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Old 09-27-2015, 12:57 AM   #2
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I use the pellet smoker in combination with the cold smoker. Seems to work good, but I still prefer my pit. Sure is less hassle with the electric smoker though.

https://www.amazenproducts.com

https://www.masterbuilt.com/coldsmoker.html
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Old 09-27-2015, 05:59 AM   #3
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For a stock MES, I'd stay with the chips.

To ensure better smoke, I add chips while it's still cold (before preheat) to ensure the tube is very full. Then I add subsequent loads of chips pretty frequently to keep the tube full. If you're not paying attention, the smoker can run out of chips on you leaving you with no smoke. YMMV.
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Old 09-27-2015, 07:01 AM   #4
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I use pellets in the Amazen products pellet tray in my Masterbuilt. All the smoke you need and they burn for hours with no addition needed.
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Old 09-27-2015, 07:41 AM   #5
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Pellets and AMAZEN products pellet tray. Academy carries a good selection of pellets and very reasonable prices.
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Old 09-27-2015, 08:38 AM   #6
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I use chips
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Old 09-27-2015, 08:52 AM   #7
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Another amazen products tray and pellets here
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Old 09-27-2015, 09:49 AM   #8
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You guys use the Amazen stuff as primary smoke source or to supplement smoke produced by the stock chips tube?
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Old 09-27-2015, 10:30 AM   #9
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Is there a binding agent of some sort in those pellets?
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Old 09-27-2015, 04:21 PM   #10
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You guys use the Amazen stuff as primary smoke source or to supplement smoke produced by the stock chips tube?

Primary smoke source.
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Old 09-27-2015, 05:48 PM   #11
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Is there a binding agent of some sort in those pellets?

I get mine from the Amazen products guy. He claims they are all natural.
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Old 09-27-2015, 05:51 PM   #12
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Chips some dry some soaked in water.
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Old 09-27-2015, 06:05 PM   #13
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Old 09-27-2015, 06:07 PM   #14
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Old 09-27-2015, 10:14 PM   #15
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You guys use the Amazen stuff as primary smoke source or to supplement smoke produced by the stock chips tube?
Primary. The stock chip tube doesn't put out near the smoke as the amazen products.
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I have an A-maze-n tray. Do you need to light both ends to get a good smoke ring?
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Old 04-16-2018, 01:00 AM   #17
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Old 04-16-2018, 03:16 AM   #18
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I use pellets with good results
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Old 04-16-2018, 07:37 AM   #19
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Dac 6933, I've got 2 unopened bags of chips if you want them. I use a pellet smoker and got these chips as a bday gift. I think they're mesquite and hickory.
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Old 04-16-2018, 07:51 AM   #20
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Old 04-16-2018, 08:14 AM   #21
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In the Masterbuilt, chips.
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Old 04-16-2018, 08:30 AM   #22
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Another amazen products tray and pellets here
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Smoked a pork butt this weekend. Turned out great and its so easy.
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Old 04-16-2018, 08:36 AM   #23
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I have an A-maze-n tray. Do you need to light both ends to get a good smoke ring?
I only light one end. Its important to have something over it to prevent drippings from putting it out. I use a foil wrapped ceramic tile. I feel it stores heat and evens temp also.
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I have an A-maze-n tray. Do you need to light both ends to get a good smoke ring?
I have the 5x8 tray and I've only ever tried it with one end lit, I flip the sausage hanger upside down and put it in the bottom left corner and the water pan actually covers it perfect.

Some forums I've read of people have lit both ends for extra smoke but mine puts out quite a bit. Pull the chip tray half way out, open the vent all the way and make sure you have the pellets burning good before putting it in there and you'll be in business

I just got some of the Cabela's competition blend pellets and I really like em. Used it on chicken and a 2 1/2" ribeye and it was a great flavor, not too strong on any one smoke flavor
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Old 04-16-2018, 08:27 PM   #25
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Dac 6933, I've got 2 unopened bags of chips if you want them. I use a pellet smoker and got these chips as a bday gift. I think they're mesquite and hickory.
Thanks for the offer but im switching to pellets as well. Tried the chips and didnt care for them. Thanks for the info guys 👍
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