Just loaded up the old dog Big Chief with 10 lbs of pork bellies and apple wood pellets in the AMNPS, first time combo for me. Love the AMNPS and usually use the Big Chief for salmon and Lake Trout. Should be good after an 8 day cure or Quick Tender and brown sugar. Love the Amazen smoker, use their tube smokers also. I do not have the Big Chief plugged in, just apple pellets and AMNPS.