First time today trying the AMNPS in my MES 30. I opened a new bag of Lumberjack pellets, filled it halfway around the track (and just short of full to the brim) and hit it with a propane micro torch for 30 seconds. I blew on it for maybe a minute until it was on fire, then blew the flame out and put it into the MES on top of the chip burning chamber with the water tray empty on top of it as a shield and with the top vent open and the chip tray and loader fully in place. It made a lot of smoke (three or four times more than the MES would) and burned for about 2 hours. There's just ash left in the AMNPS.