First of all, normally this thing smokes great. However, this weekend, I couldn't keep the thing lit to save my life, or my turkeys.
I put my pellets in the microwave for about 45 seconds before loading the AMNPS. Then, I filled it up for about 8 hours worth of smoke.
I could NOT keep it lit.
I'm using a MES 30. The top vent was wide open. The feeder tube was removed and I also removed the chip pan. Again, this usually works just fine.
The only difference that I can see was the WIND. Had a 20-30 wind out of the south both days. Essentially, it was blowing right up my feeder tube hole. (please, no jokes).
But I would think that that would keep pumping air into the smoker.
I apologize if this isn't the best thread location for this question. Moderator, feel free to move this, but let me know where you put it.