First-time poster here. Did a lot of research on this site prior to purchasing two MES 30s (one for home, one for work.....). The only consistent complaint I found in the reviews of the MES were problems generating smoke......enter the A-Maze-N Pellet Smoker. I purchased two, and between work and home, I have done 4 smokes now. However, the pellet smoker is not producing any smoke at all. Despite following all directions for the AMNPS, once I put the smoldering pellets in the smoker, they go out. Two of my smokes have been over 12 hours, and when I pull the meat out, the AMNPS looks untouched, except for the scorch marks where I originally lit it. That said, I get plenty of smoke out of both wood chips and pellets in the chip tray. I may just be getting picky here, but I wanted the AMNPS for the ability to generate smoke for 10-12 hours without having to reload the chip tray every 60-90 minutes. Todd with Amaze-N-Smoke did originally tell me that the pellets "do not perform well at altitude" (I am in Denver), but I get smoke from his pellets quite easily in the chip tray...... Does anyone have any tips/tricks/corrections for me? I feel like I'm missing something. Thanks in advance for all the help!