Got a MES 30 today from Homedepot. I went to SAMs and they did not have the 40. I seasoned it like the manual said (3 hours). When I added chip at the start of the 3rd hour, I think it burned them up. The chip loader looks like it got hot. I'll post some pics. Maybe because I was running it at 275 to season it? I'm going to smoke a rack of ribs in the morning. Any tips you guys care to share about the MES 30?