Not sure what my problem is here. I followed all the suggestions that I found. I did 2 chickens set at 275. AMNPS in the lower left with the chip holder removed I played around with the Chip Loader from shut to removed and it didnt seem to make a difference. The first round I had it so well lit the whole first was done in like an hour. lol. I was able to calm it down a little bit and it was good. Then for some reason died out. Got it going again and it went out (again playing with the chip loader position) I dont know if this would do anything, but this is my setup for being to smoke during snow storms and rain. It just vents outside, I cant imagine that changes anything.