When you empty the hopper, do you need to also empty the auger? I read on one of Pit Boss' links that during the shutdown procedure to burn it off at 350 for 10-15 minutes then turn the temp down to 200 for another 5 minutes to allow the auger to clear and burn the remaining pellets. I am totally unsure what they meant by that. If you lower the temp the auger should stop plus at this point there are pellets in the hopper. We have a lot of humidity here in Louisiana and I will be emptying the hopper probably every time I finish. If indeed I should empty the auger what is the procedure to clear the auger? Thanks! I did ask this question to Pit Boss but I haven't received an answer and forget trying to call them. I sat on hold for 45 minutes once.