Why is my Traeger getting so hot?

Why is my Traeger getting so hot?

One of the most common reasons the temperature of your pellet grill can climb comes from having a fire pot filled with ash and wood dust. As the wood pellets burn up, the residue of ash and wood dust is left in the bottom of your pellet grill.

Why is my smoker getting too hot?

If you find the smoker is getting too hot, just close the damper further. If you find the smoker is cooling down too much open the damper up and consider putting more wood in the firebox. If you find the heat is increasing too much, open the firebox door which will release some of the heat out of the pit.

How do I cool down my Traeger?

When finished smoking an epic meal or grilling a delicious dinner on your Traeger, make sure to turn the grill off. Once you’ve taken your food off the grill, turn the temperature gaige to Shut Down Cycle. Close the grill lid and let the internal fan run for about 10 minutes to cool down the grill.

How hot should a Traeger get on smoke?

150 to 180 degrees F.
There is no temperature control with the “Smoke” setting. This timed cycle setting for “Smoke” is a factory pre-set recommended by Traeger Pellet Grills to develop a “Smoking” temperature of 150 to 180 degrees F.

Does Traeger still smoke at 225?

A Traeger grill allows you to smoke at low temperatures of 165 degrees up to 225 degrees. The Super Smoke mode allows you to make your food super tasty with 100% hardwood smoke.

Why is Traeger temp going down?

Common Contributors to Temperature Fluctuation Many things can affect the grill’s temperature–frequently opening the lid, cold weather, heavy food load, poor airflow circulation, changing set temp often, etc. When cooking, avoid using large pans that can block the airflow of the grill.

How do you calibrate a Traeger temp probe?

Navigate to Menu > Settings> Probe Calibration. Select Calibrate Probe. Place the probe in the ice bath, gently stirring for 1 minute, to get an accurate reading as to what temperature the probe reads. The probe should read 32°F.

How long does 20lbs of Traeger pellets last?

between 6 to 20 hours
As a wood-fired smokers, Traeger grills use wood pellets for fuel. In both cases that works out to slightly more than $1 per pound. The smoker burns 1 to 3 pounds of pellets per hour. Traeger says that means each 20 pound bag provides between 6 to 20 hours of cook time (at high or low heat).

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