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  • SparkDog
    Club Member
    • Dec 2018
    • 61
    • Amarillo
    • Hunsaker Vortex Drum, Weber 2-Burner Spirit Gas Grill and 22" Weber Kettle with SNS on the way.
      When time permits, I will also brew some beer and ride bicycles

    Pellets in the SnS?

    Prior to picking up a kettle and SnS, I used one of those stainless perforated smoking tubes in the gas grill. I purchased a bag of pellets for that but now that I use the kettle instead of the gasser for things like steaks and pork tenderloins, the pellets are just taking up space. I am wondering if anyone has put pellets in the SnS in place of a wood chunk? It seems to me that it should work and I could get the smoke I need for the 45 minutes of so that the steaks are on. I could then save my wood chunks for the longer cooks. Any thoughts out there?
  • mnavarre
    Club Member
    • Jan 2018
    • 342
    • San Diego

    #2
    No reason you can't use the tube with the SnS, i should think. I've also used pellets in a foil pouch with a hole or two in it and gotten plenty of smoke, but that was with black walnut, which is very strong. I don't think you'd get much smoke time just by tossing them in the fire, seems like they'd burn pretty quick.

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    • RonB
      RonB commented
      Editing a comment
      I agree - wrap them rascals.

    • mountainsmoker
      mountainsmoker commented
      Editing a comment
      I agree make a foil pouch with 2-3 slots in it. I am the pellets would burn pretty fast by them selves.
  • Dr ROK
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    #3
    You could use your tube just like you did on your gasser. I'd just light it and set it on the cooler side, under your grill grate, but out of the way of any drippings.

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    • Texas Larry
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      • May 2017
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      • Wilson County, TX
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      #4
      I have sprinkled pellets in my SnS for a quick hit of smoke on burgers. It works but they burn up very quickly.

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      • Mudkat
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        • Feb 2017
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        • At a river near me, MD
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        #5
        Now I know what I'll do with my black walnut pellets. Wrap 'em, slot 'em, and toss on the SnS. Thanks Pit!

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        • mnavarre
          mnavarre commented
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          Go easy, I used maybe a tablespoon on a 4 pound top round and it was very prominent. Strong stuff, not the kind of thing you'd want to run through a whole cook.
      • SparkDog
        Club Member
        • Dec 2018
        • 61
        • Amarillo
        • Hunsaker Vortex Drum, Weber 2-Burner Spirit Gas Grill and 22" Weber Kettle with SNS on the way.
          When time permits, I will also brew some beer and ride bicycles

        #6
        Thank you @mnavarre, Dr ROK, Texas Larry, and Mudkat for your insight. It looks like the smoke tube with the SnS is the way to go.
        Last edited by SparkDog; October 23rd, 2019, 07:58 PM.

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        • HouseHomey
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          • May 2016
          • 4275
          • Huntington Beach, Ca. Surf City USA.
          • Equipment
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          #7
          Yes. Grilling pellets are a thing.

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