I have been dealing w/ Todd and amazin smoker products since the inception. Just got my MES repaired from the flood last year and decided to smoke a 20 lb choice brisket for my first smoke. ( Go big or go home ) . After getting brisket trimmed and rubbed i found that my pellet container had taken on water in the flood. I had a big block of something in the container. Went to a local store and bought a 20 lb bag of B&B apple pellets. Take my advice and DON"T do this. Loaded up my AMNPS and lit it . Put it in the smoker . beautiful TBS until it burned about half of a row. Then it went into major malfunction. Jumped every row . Had lots of smoke for an hour. Thought maybe it was to close to element so i waited 4 hrs. and tried another tray full all the way against the left wall . Same problem. I will not be using anymore of these pellets. have to get with Todd and make n order ASAP. Moral of the story is Todd designed his products to use with his products.