Just got a mes30 and looking forward to my 1st smoke tomorrow. I think I would really like to be able to not have to add chips every 45min. Reading here it sounds like there are some methods to get many hours of constant smoke without tending. Thing is all of them seem to mention using wood pellets or dust which don't seem to be available anywhere around me. I'd prefer to not have to mail order special wood products, particularly since I have an abundant supply of free local apple and hickory wood available. Anyone recommend a way to generate many hours of smoke using standard wood chunks or chips without requiring manual intervention? Thanks folks! Can't sleep, excited for the upcoming attempt.