I'm a new owner of a MES 30" smoker with window and meat probe(model 20070110) Any comments to my concerns will be appreciated.Thanx in advance. Anyway..I used it a few time so far (ribs and pork butt),they were moist and tastey but I'm a bit disapointed with the lack of strong smokey flavor.I'm use to using a barrel griller with an attached firebox,but keeping the temp up was a major pain. I noticed an oddity regarding my smoker and I'm also concerned I'm doing something wrong.. 1-The chip loader and chip holder capacity appears to be cut in half on purpose by a piece of metal that is welded.I can barely fit a small handfull of chips into them. I saw a similar MES model at Lowes that did not have that limitation.Why did the manufacturer change this? I'm assuming I got the latest version because on masterbuilt website there are videos showing the same chip loader/holder limitations. 2- Once the chips turn black they no longer smoke..Am I supose to empty out the chip holder whenever that happens to reload? If that is the case, I'll have to do that ever hour because of the lack of capacity issue above.Correct? Kinda defeats the purpose of the chip loader. 3- When you smoke your suppose to keep the vent fully closed.Correct?