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I assume you had the temp up to 275 as per. the instructions .
The puffs and temp jump are from your chips catching fire and gasping for air.. These MES 30's do this because (IMO) the chip pan is too thin and too close to the heating element. This is why most use the AMNPS pellet smoke generator with this unit.