My wife and I are very satisfied with the amount of smoke produce by our modified Traeger but for higher temperature cooks and smoking meat for stick burner friends we use the Smoke Daddy or A-MAZ-Smoker.
As us Pellet Grill Smoke Daddy users know, a major problem with the Smoke Daddy’s operation is overcoming the pellet grill’s internal air pressure. A by product of this is creosote and carbon buildup in the output tube, the inability to properly adjust the air to obtain that nice blue smoke and the inability to adjust from low to high.
I eliminated this problem by fabricating a system where the Smoke Daddy gets its intake air from the pellet grill thus equalizing air pressure in the SD and the Pit. I used black pipe and fittings, bass ball valve, coated flexible stainless steel gas line and SS fittings. I used existing holes in my prototype and I plan to clean up the plumbing later.
The setup. The valve is use to close air flow during pit cool down when the fan is running.
I normally load the SD with a combination of wood chips, pellets, wood chunks and sometime lump charcoal loosely so there is room for air to flow.
I use the pump output adjustment in conjunction with my DIF adjustment to get the blue smoke I am looking for. The DIF adjustment is not required.
Low air pump setting produces a nice slow smoke.
High air pump setting will fill up the pit.
Showing a nice blue smoke coming out of the stack.
Inside the SD after more than two hours on high and you can see, I run the SD hot just like a mini pit because this gives me a nice blue smoke.