bought a mes 30 a couple weeks ago. I have been using it every week. I cant seem to get it to make enough smoke for the first couple hrs. I don't soak the chips. I load the meat then start the smoker. set it to 225 and it smokes for about 1/2 hr then dies down. I have noticed that if I open the door take out the chips and dump them in a metal pan they start smoking and stay smoking. it seems like it an oxygen problem. I even pull out the loader tube to try to help. what is the mod people talk about for this unit. I have also thought about the a max n smoke thing. or sending it back and getting a charcoal one. thank for the input.