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Chips burn unevenly. So might be heavy for awhile then then out, With chips the average of the smoke does the job. When there is no smoke and the coil is on, it's time to add a few more. At 225, they burn up evey 30-60 minutes. The A-MAZE-N Expandable Tube works pretty well in that unit or do the Mailbox Mod...JJ
Some thin smoke...
It doesn't really sound like you have much of a problem. You're getting the heavier smoke only at the onset when the element kicks in. You should have no problems with the smoke in your MES. Like JJ says, an AMNPS is (in my opinion) a necessary addition to a MES 30. It just makes life so much easier, that's what I use 95% of the time.
I have mine sitting inside, right beside the chip tray at the bottom. Todd designed the AMNPS to fit there in a MES 30. If you do put it inside, pull the chip tray out a bit and the chip loader out a couple of inches for air. Leave the top vent on the MES fully open. Eventually I'll do a mailbox mod, simply to make life easier.