Were you the one that used Jack Daniels charcoal pellets in the past and did you still have problems with the AMNPS staying lit. I have never had any sort of issues with the mailbox mod and AMNPS. I have a local pellet distributor that sells Bbq'ers Delight one pound bags like Todd does for $4.50/bg. I wanted to try the Jack Daniels one pound bag. From my research I have found they are made from the maple wood charcoal the whisky is dripped through as well as oak saw dust but they are midnight black pellets that appear to only be charcoal. If I like the one pound bag, they sell 20lb. bags for $24.00. I looked at Todd's site but couldn't find the large 20lb. bag. I'm still loaded with Todd's pellets.
Kurt, that was me. I couldn't get the JD Pellets to stay lit in the AMNPS. At Todds suggestion, I tried the TUBE. I had a bit of difficulty getting them lit correctly in the TUBE, but once lit, they stayed lit although the smoke wasn't all that heavy. Since then I purchased the SMOKE RING from Smoke Daddy and it was easy to light, stayed lit and smoked good with the JD Pellets as it also does with the other pellets.
You are correct on what the JD Pellets being made from the charcoal the whisky is dripped thru and not the pure wood from the barrels. I too am loaded with Todds pellets and really need to get rid of some. I have some cherry, pitmasters choice, and one or two e of others that I have never used and probably won't, plus one or two I tried once and probably won't use. I ordered too darn many kinds the first time I ordered some. All I use anymore are Hickory, Oak, Mesquite, Pecan and was using JD on ribs, but lately have been using Pecan on ribs instead.