So I have been smoking on a charcoal smoker for the past 2 years and I picked up a MES 30 last weekend due to it being on sale.... I love the MES due to ease of use, but there is something about this chip tray that I am not happy about. My go to wood is Hickory and I am used to my smoked meat having a hickory taste to it, not a burnt taste... I have smoked 3 things in the MES and and all 3 had a slight hickory taste but more of a burnt taste. I know the recommendation is the AMNPS which I plan on getting, but I need to wait to make this purchase due to the fact I just bought this smoker... So is there anything that I can do to eliminate the creosote taste from the finished product until I get the AMNPS?