This should be a new discussion thread (more people will see it and it won't get "lost"). If you can't move it, PM Smokin.
To increase smoke, options include:
Two stage smoke starting at a lower temp (say 180 for 4 hours) then bump to 250 to finish.
Get 100% hickory pellets (PM Fast Eddy)
Blend in Mesquite Pellets (careful)
Get an AMAZEN PELLET SMOKER TUBE
Put cold meat in a cold smoker
Tell your wife she doesn't know what she is talking about! Good luck with that one!