Just got a MES 30 Digital this past weekend. I spent yesterday seasoning it (2 hours at 275 degrees and then 4 hours of chips at 275) and it went great. Smoke was smooth and consistent and I was getting almost 2 hours out of a batch.
This morning I fired it up to do a Boston Butt and the chips keep flaring up every time I add them in. At initial startup it was pretty bad. I made the mistake of pulling the chip loader out to check on them and it flared and I just had to let it burn out.
Fast forward 2 hours later and I just added another load of chips and it is clearly trying to ignite every 30-45 seconds with a puff of smoke coming out the top and chip loader (and the distinct "poof" sound of a flame trying to ignite).
Is this normal and I am freaking out over nothing or am I doing something wrong?
Smoker is running at 225 degrees currently.