hi all, need some advice. i know that TBS (thin blue smoke) is the best. My current batch of pellets is giving me some challenges. They've been in my garage for over 6 months part of which is Florida summer. So, humid. Trying to get my TBS game perfect. I've converted to using the AMPNS tray with pellets. But i'm getting varied results. Here's my log of what i've tried. 1. Pellets straight out of bag (opened and not sealed/airtight) - won't stay lit. I think it's from the humidity. 2. Pellets made into dust. I put a cup of pellets into a bowl and put enough water to get them to crumble. Then i dried them in my oven. Wood smell in the house. Wasn't too bad. Dust works great and i can achieve a TBS. Although my smoke is perfect here, it's an arduous process to make dust and then dry it. So, Ive been experimenting with drying the pellets..... 3. Pellets dried for 20 mins, 45 mins and 1 hour. All at 200 degrees in my MES. They all stay lit but I'm getting a thin blue and white smoke. Mainly white. Is this okay? maybe it's the pellets. only way i've been able to get TBS is by making dust out of them. do i need to dry them out more? Here's more pellets that i dried for 2 hours. I lit with my torch and after a couple mins of them burning in a small yellow flame, i blew it out. Here's what it looks like. A lot more billowing white smoke this time.