I just about had it with this thing! I put the pellets in the oven for 4 hours last night at 185°, I know because I had a thermometer with the pellets, with the door cracked open to let any moisture escape. It will not go longer than one and a half hours before it completely out. It's not lack of air I put it in my Char-griller 50-50, and if you know this grill it has plenty of holes and gaps. My pellets are from Amazing and are sealed in a mason jar. So do I toss it? Put a air pump? Or get a smoke daddy or other version of? The only reason I purchased it was because it's supposed to work WITHOUT electricity. If I put pump then what's the point could have purchased a different brand. If I have to bake the pellets the that takes more time and LOTS more electricity than a 7 watt aquarium pump vs a 3000 watt oven times 2 or 3. Mail box mod is out of the question I'm not cutting up a smoker purchasing a mailbox and tubing to make this thing work.