Bought an AMNPS because of all the great reviews here and decided to test it out with some bacon (actually the other way around... had bacon curing and decided to buy an AMNPS) it is quite an upgrade over my hot plate and pan filled with wood chips... I was disappointed that I couldn't get 12 hours out of it full but 10 hours is way better than refilling the pan on the hot plate every 1.5 hours. I also got way less heat out of it. With a tin full of 10# of ice I kept it 1-2 degrees below ambient temps where the same situation was 10 above ambient temps with the hot plate.
Doesn't look to have taken as much color as wood chips but I don't want to go over board with my first run with pellets.
Thanks for all the great reviews on what looks like a great product.
(I did fill it up the rest of the way at this point)