I have been and apparently always will be an Offset Guy . Bought an MES Last November rarely use it but when I have it has worked fine . Today I am smoking my first pork belly . For Fathers Day the kids got me a Bacon curing kit , everything you need plus when ready you log onto Tender Belly website and in 5 days your pork belly is delivered . Cured the bacon for a week and decided to use the MES . Set it up got temp at 170 but could not get the wood chips to smoke ( before you say you probably couldn't see it I stuck my nose over the vent and no smoke) even tried different wood chips . Worried I would wreck the Bacon I got the charcoal basket in the offset and quickly got it to 170 and moved the belly over to it . Has anyone ever had this problem ?