Originally Posted by Jeff 1
Just got mes 30 yesterday. Smokeing a few things today. A chicken, a fatty, and. Some Bologna. Anyhow did the season and trial run yesterday with the amnps and thought I had it figured out.
Today the full tray of pellets burnt up quick. More smoke then I had ever seen out of the amnps so I closed the chip loader and waited, but to late. Full tray gone in like 3 hours if that. They weren't over loaded, I did let them dry a bit but they would have anyhow. I may have started the coal bed to good. Idk. They are all just catching
Last night during the season I managed to get 1 row to last 3 hours, although it took off a bit slow.
Jeff, same thing happened to me with my new MES 30 and the AMNPS. The problem is the AMNPS in the MES 30 sits to close to the heating element. The heating element burnt up the right two rows of pellets in the first 2 hours. Here's a picture:
So the last two days, I've added a mailbox mod to get the AMNPS outside of the MES to better control the smoke.
I don't think the AMNPS was designed very well for the new MES 30 2.5 digital models.