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Help with amazn pellet smoker not staying lit

XL BGE 0 - 10 above 0 vents open, dry pellets, good cherry on the smoker before putting in grill bottom, smokes for about 20 min goes out Tried amzn dust mixed in , even put 100 watt light bulb in grill to create a draft to get things going, also put pellets in microwave for a min or so to make sure they are dry. ...

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  • grege345grege345 Posts: 3,515
    edited February 2014
    Open vents wide open. Leave daisy wheel half open. Or are you saying vents open?
    LBGE& SBGE———————————————•———————– Pennsylvania / poconos

  • Meant 10 degrees Obove 0 degrees
  • Bottom and top wide open
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,960
    Put the pellets in the oven a while...check ams website
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • yzziyzzi Posts: 1,793
    Put the smoker with pellets in the oven at 275 for 30 minutes. Let it burn for a while, at least 15 minutes. Open bottom vent completely with no daisy wheel.
    Dunedin, FL
  • Let them burn for a bit.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • How are you lighting them?  You should use a propane torch.

    Seattle. LBGE. Vikings. Beer. YETI 75. YETI Colster.

  • I use a mapp torch to light mine. Loaded the amaze up and smoked a slab of bacon for 12 hours with maple yesterday. Mine always stays lit never goes out.
    Jefferson .GA.  
    Been egging since 1985 on a medium egg
  • QDudeQDude Posts: 663
    What elevation are you at?  The regular smoker does not work well at higher elevations.

    A northern Colorado Egghead since 2012!

    XL and a Small BGE.

  • when I use my a-maze-n-smoker I take all the guts out of my Egg I open the bottom vent wide open and I have a staniless steel smoke wear cap that I open up wide then I light the pellets and let them burn burn for about 10 mins then blow it out and put into the egg on the bottom then I put the grill in the egg and whatever I'm smoking goes in and let it go all night until it burns out and every time  in the morning all I have left is just ash in the A-Maze-N Smoker 
    2 Large Eggs and a Mini 2 Pit Bulls and a Pork shoulder or butt nearby and 100% SICILIAN
    Long Island N.Y.
  • +1 on the map torch...and i leave the touch on the pellets for about 30 seconds. I also light mine in my wood burning fireplace and let it go for 10-15 min before moving it to the egg.
    Making the neighbors jealous in Pleasant Hill, Ia one cook at a time...
  • Thanks to all that chimed in to help w/this problem.will give it another go today . I have noticed that when the temperature is above + 25 degrees it seems to work better, lately we've been -10 to - 15 at night to about 0 to + 10 during the day
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