Yeah I know, another thread about not being able to keep the pellet tray lit. Quick synopsis. I light the pellets with a propane torch, let them burn hot for 5-10 minutes, gently blow until they are glowing red hot and then blow out the flame. The last time it was burning so well I had trouble even blowing the flame out but as soon as I put it in the smoker it goes out within 5 minutes. I only use Todd's pellets and I keep them sealed up. I've tried every combination of tray placement and chip loader/ash tray combinations that I can think of with no luck. I have a big cook coming up next week and I really don't want to have to babysit the smoker all night.
Can someone that's had success with this particular model post a picture of where they place the tray and how far out to pull the chip loader and ash tray?
I know there are a ton of different models and placement to get the right draft is important so I'm most interested in just my particular model. I think somebody may have even posted a pic that looked like my same smoker at some point but I couldn't find it. I need some help. I did have success with a cold smoke 1 time but no luck whatsoever with hot smokes.