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Erin 02-05-2013 05:24 PM

I'm getting a "campfire" tasting smoke.
I used my new (seasoned) Amazing Pellet Tube Smoker (AMNTS), filled it half full with maple pellets, lit it, let it burn for awhile, put it in the bottom of my Traeger with the Traeger fan (no pellets or heat) on and the clean drip pan over the AMNTS. I smoked salt, cheddar cheese and peeled hard boiled eggs for two hours and 15 mins on a rack. I made sure there was not any moisture on the eggs and cheese. The outdoor temp was 45 degrees, inside Traeger was 50-56 degrees. All of the food tastes like campfire. The color of smoke coming from the AMNTS was always white, never blue. What am I doing wrong???? I did vacuum seal the cheese and let it set for over a week and it actually isn't that bad after I cut off the outside of the cheese block, but it still has a slightly acrid taste. I want a smoooooth tasting smoke that also smells good, not campfire. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

flyingbassman5 02-05-2013 05:35 PM

Try reducing smoking time maybe. A little cold smoke can go a long way.

Vision 02-05-2013 06:05 PM

Let it age longer. I do mine for a month.

ButtBurner 02-05-2013 06:34 PM

I would contact Todd at amazen.

You really should not have white smoke, I bet you need to adjust your air intake on your pit

HeSmellsLikeSmoke 02-05-2013 06:39 PM

Could the extra draft produced by the fan be the culprit?

Erin 02-06-2013 01:50 AM

Todd has been amazingly helpful and very prompt in answering my questions and helping me. I am "AMAZED" at how prompt and kind he has been. Very impressive. I think I am burning too many pellets at one time. Packing too many pellets in my tube smoker. He said that I need to spread them out in the tube smoker, not pack them in and light it. I have to fill the tube and then shake them out to spread them out and then light it. This is what I am going to try next. wish me luck!

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