A-MAZE-N Reviews

Just an all around terrific product. If you're looking for a little more ...

Product: A-MAZE-N OET-0001 Oval Expanding Pellet Tube Smoker

Just an all around terrific product. If you're looking for a little more smoke to accompany your prized recipes on the smoker, then this is for you. Very easy to use. Built well. Will, no doubt, last for years. Used four times now and provided smoke from 4-8 hours depending upon the length of the tube (how far you expand it). Works as advertised. Would definitely purchase again.

One word of caution, though, in that you do need some sort of torch or high btu lighter to ignite the pellets in this smoke tube. I had... not read the directions carefully and did not realize this. A trip to the local hardware and after the purchase of a relatively inexpensive propane torch, I was "in business". Actually - the setup lights with relative ease and clean-up is a breeze.

Terrific product .... just buy it !!!

~ Dale N.

Works great!

Product: A-MAZE-N OET-0001 Oval Expanding Pellet Tube Smoker

I bought this to be able to cold smoke cheese. I have a pellet smoker/grill, but even on the lowest setting of 150, it's too warm for cheese. I filled it with apple wood pellets and started it with a propane torch. It produced more smoke than I thought and did a great job of smoking the cheese. I had it set to 12" and it burned for about 5 hours when I filled it with pellets. Now I want to try it while cooking a chicken, just to give it a little extra smoke.

~ Computer Dave

Too Good to be True

Product: A-MAZE-N OET-0001 Oval Expanding Pellet Tube Smoker

Too good to be true, but it is!!
This is a fantastic concept and works great for cold smoking nuts and cheese. I also use it in my Traeger a lot, because I keep Pecan pellets in the Traeger and changing pellets is a bit of a challenge. Now I simply load the pellet of my choice in the A-Maze-N and smoke my meat or fish, then turn up the Traeger to finish the cook.

~ K.M.

A BIG Fan, not blowing smoke in this review!

Product: A-MAZE-N OET-0001 Oval Expanding Pellet Tube Smoker

I've been a fan of A-MAZE-N products for several years now. I purchased this for added smoke in my Masterbuilt smoker and I'm VERY pleased. I have both the old (and new - this design) and they're very nice.

~ Smitty

I have a good electric smoker that I've used for a few years ...

Product: A-MAZE-N OET-0001 Oval Expanding Pellet Tube Smoker

I have a good electric smoker that I've used for a few years but I couldn't cold smoke anything. I bought the Amazen pellet smoker to cold smoke cheese. I just put the cheese in my smoker but didn't turn it on. Then I lit the pellets in the amazen tray with our butane brulee torch (took about 30 seconds) put the tray in the smoker and watched the temperature. This little tray puts out a huge amount of smoke. I'm going to try using it as the smoke source the next time I do a turkey.

~ Kim Lester

Husband and Father-in-Law dig it

Product: A-MAZE-N OET-0001 Oval Expanding Pellet Tube Smoker

I haven't used this myself, but I can say the guys in my life really like using this for smoking their meats. Seems like a very good quality product and reasonably priced.

~ Jennifer W.

Worked great

Product: A-MAZE-N OET-0001 Oval Expanding Pellet Tube Smoker

I purchased the A-MAZE-N Tube expanding 12"-18" tube smoker to enhance smoke in my Traeger pellet grill. I could not be happier with the results. This thing worked exactly as I hoped it would. Produced a good amount of smoke, lasted over 4 hours (I finished my smoking project before the tube ran out of pellets, so I dont know how long it would have gone). I am very happy with this product. I would recommend this for any grill (gas...charcoal...etc.).

~ DY

Awesome product

Product:

Works great in my 40" MES smoker. I had some issues with it going out, but found out through more research that the newer model MES's don't have very good air flow. So after making some adjustments I can have continuous thin blue smoke for 11+ hours. It works great, and the pellets all have great flavor, and designed to prevent over-smoking the meats. Also, works great for cold smoking as well.

~ J. Casteel

Works just as described

Product: A-MAZE-N OET-0001 Oval Expanding Pellet Tube Smoker

Used this to try smoking cheese. It worked great. At the 12" setting I got about 3.5hrs of smoke. I could see how someone would rather have the box version though.

~ Jason Ibarra

Great replacement for the factory chipbox in my Masterbuilt Electric ...

Product: A-MAZE-N OET-0001 Oval Expanding Pellet Tube Smoker

Great replacement for the factory chipbox in my Masterbuilt Electric smoker. I was unable to get any smoke from the factory setup. I can get 10 to 12 hours of thin blue smoke from the A-maze-n Pellet smoker and a couple of modifications to my smoker. Highly recommended. I would also recommend purchasing a butane torch to light the pellets. You will need to get a good cherry sized ember going for about 5 minutes before you blow it out.

~ Austin B Dorsey

The tube works just like advertised. Make sure you use a torch to ...

Product: A-MAZE-N OET-0001 Oval Expanding Pellet Tube Smoker

The tube works like advertised. Make sure you use a torch to light it and make sure the tube has a good flame going and wait at least 10 minutes before blowing the flame. If you don't you will not have the best results. After using this tube numerous times I have found that when expanded to the full length I get around 4 hours smoke time no matter which brand of pellets I use and when it is at the shortest length I get around 2.5 hours smoke time.

~ Jerry Leigh Brown

This product works great for both cold and hot smoking

Product: A-MAZE-N OET-0001 Oval Expanding Pellet Tube Smoker

This product works great for both cold and hot smoking. I recently purchased a pellet smoker and was not getting the smoke flavor I was used to with my wood smoker. The additional smoke from the A-maze-n smoker was perfect. I also use it to cold smoke cheese and couldn't be happier with the results.

~ Ron VanCleve Jr

A-Maze-ing Product!

Product: A-MAZE-N OET-0001 Oval Expanding Pellet Tube Smoker

I used this to cold smoke some cheese. Very easy to use. Fill, Light, blow out flames, smoke away. Very little ash to deal with. First time smoking cheese, turned out awesome. Looking forward to smoking some salmon.

~ Rick

I thought smoking electric couldn't get any easier

Product: A-MAZE-N AMNPS5X8-HKY Maze Pellet Smoker with Hickory BBQ Pellets, 5 x 8 Inch, 1 Pound of Pellets

I got an electric smoker because I wanted to be able to set it and forget it. After a while, I was disappointed and a little frustrated that I wasn't able to get very consistent smoke, and I had to re-fill more often than I was expecting. So I got the A-MAZE-N, and it is just incredible. Just the perfect amount of smoke, never waivers, and lasts for at least 10 hours. I just light it and put it in the bottom of my smoker and set it and forget it. I will warn that you need to be careful about how high you pile the pellets, because the fire can easily jump the track, and then you get half the burn time or less (with double or more the smoke, which you don't need).

~ Shaun J

Best ribs ever

Product: A-MAZE-N AMNPS5X8-HKY Maze Pellet Smoker with Hickory BBQ Pellets, 5 x 8 Inch, 1 Pound of Pellets

That is what my family said after I used this on my gas grill. the only drawback , and it is not really a big deal, is that lighting the pellets is a pain. If you do not have a torch, get one. So much easier. I have used the pellets on the gas grill three times now, and Brats, burgers, chicken and ribs all came out with amazing flavor. I was considering a new pellet grill, but my gas grill works fine. This will do until I ever need to replace the old grill.

~ Mark B

Really nice in an electric smoker or gas grill

Product: A-MAZE-N AMNPS5X8-HKY Maze Pellet Smoker with Hickory BBQ Pellets, 5 x 8 Inch, 1 Pound of Pellets

Really nice in an electric smoker or gas grill. Just make sure the replacement pellets you a buy are 100% the flavor(s) you want like the included pellets. The cheap pellets that are out there are often 90% filler wood and don't give as much of the flavor you're after. Look for 100% flavor wood pellets and this thing will be your best friend.

~ Jeffrey Jones

Great reliable source of clean long lasting smoke!

Product: A-MAZE-N AMNPS5X8-HKY Maze Pellet Smoker with Hickory BBQ Pellets, 5 x 8 Inch, 1 Pound of Pellets

This pellet tray is really great. It works great for hot and cold smoking in my remote firebox. I can count on about 4 hours of clean smoke per row of pellets. I just fill up however many rows I want to burn, hold a propane torch to one of the holes on an end for a minute, let it burn in the open air for a few minutes, then move it into my firebox. It stays lit until all the pellets are gone. This is a super reliable smoke generator. I am very happy with this purchase.

~ masonsjax

Works great, just keep your pellets dry.

Product: A-MAZE-N AMNPS5X8-HKY Maze Pellet Smoker with Hickory BBQ Pellets, 5 x 8 Inch, 1 Pound of Pellets

As long as you keep your pellets dry this works exactly as advertised, no problems with it going out. I store my pellets in a cheepo plastic bucket with lid from the hardware store with one an Eva-dry E-500 Renewable Mini Dehumidifier thrown on top. Keeps the pellets nice and dry regardless of the humidity.

~ Gunnerdog

Unbelievable amount of perfect blue smoke

Product: A-MAZE-N AMNPS5X8-HKY Maze Pellet Smoker with Hickory BBQ Pellets, 5 x 8 Inch, 1 Pound of Pellets

"I initially did a short burn to test the smoke production of this and it was immense. I am anxious to tried a long burn and test this for cold smoking also.
It truly is Amazing!!"

~ Sam Groff

I love this thing

Product: A-MAZE-N AMNPS5X8-HKY Maze Pellet Smoker with Hickory BBQ Pellets, 5 x 8 Inch, 1 Pound of Pellets

I love this thing. Gave me solid smoke for around 8hrs. Perfect for my masterbuilt ekectric smoker. Fits perfectly on the bottom next to the wood box. Having a tourch to light it makes life easier and I recommend remvoing the wood chip tube for airflow if your smoker has that.

~ RMK

Fill it, light it, and forget about it!

Product: A-MAZE-N AMNPS5X8-HKY Maze Pellet Smoker with Hickory BBQ Pellets, 5 x 8 Inch, 1 Pound of Pellets

Works just as promised! Smoked my first turkey a little over 13 hours and it was still going when I pulled the bird! One trick though, put your pellets in the microwave (not the pellet smoker) for about a min to help remove any moisture absorbed into the pellets.

~ Billy Parks

Best Smoking Accessory Ever!

Product: A-MAZE-N AMNPS5X8-HKY Maze Pellet Smoker with Hickory BBQ Pellets, 5 x 8 Inch, 1 Pound of Pellets

Awesome products, works better than I could of ever expected!

~ Ryan R. Harlow

AWESOME for cold smoking and for Reverse searing!

Product: A-MAZE-N AMNPS5X8-HKY Maze Pellet Smoker with Hickory BBQ Pellets, 5 x 8 Inch, 1 Pound of Pellets

I received one for Christmas and have loved it. I picked up a huge bag of Mesquite pellets and love it. I've now cold smoked (on cold days which are rare in Houston) Pink Himalayan Sea Salt, and Aged White Cheddar. I also used it to reverse sear a rib-eye steak. Explanation soon.

The instructions say to fill it up with pellets, use a torch, and light one corner, let it burn, etc. I have a different method.

I use this:
Home Right Electro Light C900046 Charcoal Ligher. No fuel. Just super hot air. Works Great. Also on Amazon. I use this to start the pellets until the spontaneously combust into super hot flame and the smoker turns red a bit. I let it burn for a bit while I get everything else ready, then, I add the rest of the chips, spread them out, blow out the flame, and pack everything up. I get about 10 hours. For cold smoking I start it around 8pm in the evening so that when I get up for work at 5, the smoker is almost out of pellets and has reached the other end. Then I add a little more pellets, get the embers nice and hot again with heater thingy, blow out the flame, add the rest of the chips, and it keeps going for another 10 hours if I want a super long cold smoke. I smoked the salt like this for about 48 hours. It's Ah-MAZE-ING... OH... and every couple hours (if possible), stir up the salt. I put it a sheet of foil and spread it really thin (see the pictures). Aged cheddar can smoke for 3 hours to 10 hours depending on the intensity you like. The picture showing the cheese, butter, and salt is at the beginning. The picture showing the cheese is after 10 hours and it is to DIE for. Don't use cheap cheese... good stuff.

For a reverse sear Rib-Eye steak that is SUPER freakin good, I use 10, only 10, coals and get them hot. I use a temperature prop for the meat. I add the Ah-Maze-N pellet smoker after the coals are stacked. I have a Weber 22"" kettle grill so the sides of the grates lift up to add more coals. I regulate the temp in the grill to about 180-225 deg. and smoke it for 2-3 hours until the meat is at 135 deg. Then I smoke it a bit longer. After than, I use my garden weed torch to super heat the grates, put grill marks on the steak, and then give it a quick flame-sear. OMG... Medium Rare... SUPER tender, smokey... oh... and I use some of that smoked salt with pepper to season. Thats it. Nothing more...

This thing takes some practice, but once you get it... you'll absolutely love it. I'll be getting more as gifts soon."

~ Crusty

Great - and here's a tip for a shorter smoke session

Product: A-MAZE-N AMNTS6 Round Pellet Tube Smoker, Hot or Cold Smoking, 6 Inch

This makes it 12 out of 12 5-star reviews. I echo what others have written. I'll add one thing. Sometimes, I want a short duration of smoke - say, 30 minutes (as the saying goes, you can always add more smoky flavor, but you can't take it out). However, you can't just throw half the number of pellets in, because they have to be tightly-packed to work properly. What to do?? Roll up some aluminum foil, and pack it into the bottom half of the smoker, in effect reducing the volume by half. Then load the remaining space tightly with pellets, fire them up, and bingo....

~ SDR

I use this 6" smoker tube all the time for dinner plans

Product: A-MAZE-N AMNTS6 Round Pellet Tube Smoker, Hot or Cold Smoking, 6 Inch

I have a small barrel shaped charcoal bbq, with smokestack. It is old and was going to the dump. Then I thought, wait a minute, I can use it as a cold smoker. Purchased this 6" smoke tube, which takes 1 cup of flavored cooking pellets. I place it standing up in bottom of charcoal bbq, bottom grate. Then light top with propane torch, keeping flame on pellets 2 minutes. Should end up with small 1" tall burn cone flame. Allow to burn for 5min. In the meanwhile, I place meat, veggies, cheese, even Idaho potatoes on cooking rack to right side. At 5min blow out the flame and shut lid. 2 hours of continued pure smoke. Since I am cold smoking, it does not cook anything inside. Then when time for dinner, everything is pre-smoked. I nuke the smoked potatoes 8min and grill meat on high heat on propane grill. Even the smoked veggies taste excellent when cooked in a steamer. I will also cold smoke meat in the fall, wrap and place in our freezer. During the Winter, the meat still has a wonderful and perfect smoke smell.

~ Grizzly Bear

and got a good airflow that kept the APTS smoking for over 2 ...

Product: A-MAZE-N AMNTS6 Round Pellet Tube Smoker, Hot or Cold Smoking, 6 Inch

I have a Masterbuilt 30"" electric smoker which has some trouble keeping my wood chips smoking at temperatures around 225F. If I set it around 275F, it performs as expected. But when I decided to try my hand at salmon smoking, having my smoker around 140F, I anticipated some problems and decided to pick up this accessory.

Enter this pellet smoker....I read the instructions and reviews, so I used my torch to fire up the pellets for awhile before putting it into my smoker. I must say, as others have stated, don't be afraid to let the pellets burn for 5-10 minutes before putting it into your smoker. Read the instructions, and you should be ok. For my MES 30"", I pulled out the chip loader tray completely, and opened the vent to about half, and got a good airflow that kept the APTS smoking for over 2 hrs.

I will also say, that I didn't completely load the APTS, but maybe around 50%. So if you were to lay this smoker horizontally, it was about half full. Then I torched it, let it burn for about 7 minutes, blew out the flame, let it settle for a minute or so and threw it in my smoker. Since it was my first time, and since I didn't load it completely, it did burn out at about 2 hrs, which was longer than expected, given that I only really loaded it about 50%.

This product performed as expected, and my salmon turned out great. The good news is that some of the pellets from A-Maze-N are sold at my local Ace Hardware store so I can experiment with some before making my bulk order from the manufacturer. Overall, I'm quite satisfied with the purchase, that I ordered the 5x8 as well. I'm looking forward to enhancing the smoke flavor for my brisket long smokes."

~ Dr. T.

Collect the whole set.

Product: A-MAZE-N AMNTS6 Round Pellet Tube Smoker, Hot or Cold Smoking, 6 Inch

I have the 6, 12, AND 18"" A-Maze-N tubes...along with a ""maze"" smoker.

6 inches is good for about 2 hours. And while the 12"" was used a LOT...stuffing it with foil to occasionally reduce it's size was silly given how inexpensive these things are.

I got the first one after using my father's pellet smoker. Not nearly enough of a smoke profile for my taste. The ""tube"" improved that dramatic


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