This was Smoke Daddy's Perfect Mix blend (hickory, cherry, apple, maple, and pecan). (I did a test run with your pure Hickory pellets and their Perfect Mix...the burn rates were nearly the same so I figured both are of the same quality).
And yeah, the AMNPS was flawless. Seriously this design is fool proof. The hardest thing about the AMNPS is typing out A-M-N-asngsidnhlryt P-S.
If you think the color is okay for bacon, then I don't need to fuss with temps and double-end burning. I have friends coming over for breakfast, so I won't be able to report back on the taste until judged.