So I've tried everything I can think of. I've microwaved the pellets, used a hair dryer, used the plain old blow on it for 20 minutes to get a nice good cherry going, but no matter what I do, it keeps going out. Today I tried it without putting it in my 1st gen MES 40, and just left it sitting on the top grate of my Weber uncovered and it still went out after 20 minutes. I'm using cherry pellets from Todd, so I know it's good quality pellets. What else could be the issue? If it just the humidity of south Louisiana? The pellets are stored inside in the same zip lock bag the pellets came in. I'm so frustrated!