I think I must be doing something wrong. I bought my AMNPS from Todd and he sent me the right one to fit in my MES30. It fits in the bottom right to the left of the heating element. It worked well the first couple of times but recently it has not kept burning. Two times ago it went around the first corned but never made it past the second corner. This last time I couldn't get it to keep smoking for more than 30-60 minutes without going out. Mind you, I got it going pretty good with my butane lighter/torch. I wonder if part of the problem could be that the bolt on the heating element sticks out a bit, so the AMNPS is flush against the side of my MES30 thus reducing air flow. Also this last time I had water in the pan to keep my ham from drying out and I wonder if this made things worse. Since I'm in a humid climate I also remembered some advice I got on here which is to microwave the pellets to dry them out, which I did for 2 minutes (maybe not long enough?) Appreciate any suggestions as I hope to do an all night jerky smoke this weekend and would be hearbroken to wake up the next morning to unsmoked beef.