What I do if the tube stop burning and I can't keep it lit?
There are 2 aspects that could cause the tube to stop burning: the lack of enough oxygen and the pellets not being dried enough.
The pellets tend to absorb any humidity in the air and this can become a problem during the more humid days, especially if the bag was not sealed closed. Some of our customers like to give them 1 minute in the microwave oven to be sure they are perfectly dry, and the burning will go nice all the way and without interruption.
The second important aspect is that there is good airflow inside the grill or smoker to supply the needed oxygen for the burning process. Try to place the tube in different locations and improve the airflow by:
- For grills: crack opening the door a little and\or the bottom dampers.
- For electric smokers: removing the chip loader and/or the chip tray, at least partially.