hi guys - while pre heating my smoker i added two "loader" full of wood chips in my MES 30, around the 250 degree mark it was putting out some good smoke when all of a sudden "POOF" and the wood chip loader door shot out of the smoker about 5-6 inches! and a big cloud of smoke billowed out of loader hole. did i do something wrong? i had the top vent closed off. i looked inside and could see the chips where fully engulfed in flames. i turned the unit off, and waited til the flame died out. i ve sinced turned it back on and brought it back up to temp. didnt add any new chips and it appears to be holding temp and putting out some decent smoke. Bird is in there now.
the little POOF and flame threw me for a loop there....didnt think it would do anything like that. THANKS