So my AMNPS came in the mail today with some pellets and I took Todd's advice from one of these posts and did a dry run to work it out. Used a butane torch to light a row of pellets, waited ten minutes and then blew out the flame. It smoked for about a half hour and then died and I realized that I didn't let it really start smoking good before I put it In the MES probably causing the oxygen to it get choked out. So I relit it, waited ten more minutes, blew out the flame and waited until It was really smoking well. Put it in te smoker and nothing but TBS for about four hours... Not sure the pictures do it justice but I am pumped to use this for a long smoke when I need to be able to set it and forget it or go to sleep while my brisket or butt smokes.