I have been having issues with keeping the pellets lit in my AMNPS. I've tried drying the pellets in the oven at 300 for a couple hours and microwaving. I've also done the mailbox mod on my MES 40 and I still cannot get the thing to stay lit.
Starting the pellets, I light it with a blow torch and get the embers white hot, for roughly 2-3" of the tray before putting it in the mailbox.
I assume that it is an airflow issue, Ive got probably 6-8 holes in the front of the mailbox for airflow and have the tube aluminum taped up, so id have thought it would've created a draft through the mailbox and out the smoker. That hasn't been the case though.
Any thoughts/tips? Getting frustrating not being able to use the pellet smoker that is regarded by so many on this forum