Well i dont use MES any longer. Went to Bradleys and my 6 rack is past smokey.
I use it so much its glazed.
i love my Amazn Pellet smoker, i mean LOVE IT, the dust smoker burned up to fast for me, the pellet works perfect, BUT......i saw smoke pouring out of my smoker and it was because i put it down beside the element all the way to the otherside and it still burned up that side of the pellets, all at once. putting it in the water pan or on top of that rack works perfect for me