I tried to smoke some cheese tonight, but couldn't get it going
I got a baking sheet, a box, the cheese, some foil-wrapped bricks to support the cheese, and the smoker filled with cherry wood dust. I tried probably half a dozen times to light the dust and it would stop burning shortly after I took the flame away. I thought maybe it was smothering in the box, so I raised one end and it didn't help. I moved everything back to the grill and set it up there, but it still wouldn't stay smoking. I dumped out all of the dust and re-packed it in case it was too tight, but it didn't help. I even got to the point where I built a small fire under it with a box of matches, but as soon as the matches burned out the dust stopped smoking.
I gave it up for the night.
I think that there might be something wrong with the dust, even though it is the dust that they recommend. It feels plenty dry, but maybe there's something else going on. I'll clean it all out and try again tomorrow. If it's still not working I might switch back to the hickory that worked so well last time.