Greetings, I want start by saying, "I love this place". I just got a 2nd generation MES and also purchased a AMPS 5x8. My first run is not going so well. I viewed posts on this and still need some pointers. The pellets don't generate an much smoke as I expected. I first had it on the bottom left and thought it wasn't getting enough ventilation so I moved it to the bottom rack. It helped quite a bit. I'm still learning and would appreciate any suggestions. Thank you and again I love this place. Oh, how can I attach photos to a post?