Last Night was my second try with this thing....I have the MES 40 with window, Control panel in the Front. Live in ND ( elevation)
I was trying Jerky which came out like meat strips ( another story) . This is what i did with all the tips from Todd (Awesome Gentleman ) and all of you.
Microwaved about one rows worth of Hickory and Oak for 2 minutes. Oak because it burns the easiest you all say....
Opened the vent wide open.
Lit the pellets with a Torch, let burn for a good long time, blew it out (nice cherry) , Blew harder to flame it up some more! Now its Cookin!
I even pulled the water pan out, slide open the bottom drip pan a little and , Pulled the chip loader all the way out for max air.
It burnt for a bit then went out about a half inch in.
I have it placed above where the water pan would be ( Todd told me to).
Any comments? Sorry Tryke, i tried. I told you i would figure this out.
Think i might mix wood chips or dust with the pellets??
TY All , Joe