That's a good point and I may just go the direction you suggest and then if too much smoke on something, switch to the MAZE on that particular pellet. I didn't mean anywhere in my post that I made a mistake buying the 12" tube, I was just questioning if I made a mistake trying to convert to pellets. I was happy with my wood chips, I just didn't like having to add chips every 20 minutes or so, thus decided to try to convert to pellets to eliminate that task. I also would like to hear some input from someone that might know if fruit wood pellets are a problem to burn-keep lit-smoke-etc. I was disappointed to hear that Cherry pellets are a problem thus I am wonderiong about other fruit wood pellets such as Apple, Peach, etc. I will know in a couple of hours if the 12" tube solves the Jack Daniels problem.