Other than seasoning it the other day, I smoked with my new 40" Bluetooth for the first time today. The Smoker worked perfect, even exceeding my expectations. I set the temperature and it held, never dropping more than 3 degrees below the set temperature. It cycled perfect just like a car going down the highway holding it's speed with the cruise control on. Now using pellets the first time is another story .... I used the 5 x 8 tray. I filled 2 rows and smoked for 5 hrs. It burned 1 1/2 of the 2 rows, However, there was very little smoke taste in the ribs, almost nil. I used Jack Daniels Pellets. They are not a potent smoke like Hickory and Mesquite can be sometimes if they are used too heavy. Could this have been my problem today, that the smoke needed to be heavier? As I said, this is my first try with pellets and I am disappointed with pellets at this point. Anyone have any idea why the smoke was so weak even though it burned the amount in 5 hrs it should have, based on the tray is supposed to last 10 hrs and it used half a tray in 5 hrs?