Ironwood 650 Insulation Blanket

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I will be receiving my Ironwood 650 this week, and am trying to get it ready for use. I have been unable to find an insulation blanket for this grill. What do other owners do for cold/windy cooking? Does the grill hold up ok without a blanket? Did you purchase a custom blanket, and if so where did you get it from? Did you buy one of the ones from Traeger and modify it?

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I used to just cover mine with an old blanket as long as I wasn't heating it too high. But then I have a friend who is in the business of fireproof clothing and stuff and he made me one in exchange for some other work. I tried to get pricing off of him so I could sell them but he's too busy with other business to do it.
 

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Since the exhaust is on the back of the Ironwood, the regular Traeger insulaton blankets won't work without blocking it. What temps would you be cooking in?
 

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For those still searching on insulation blanket for the Ironwood 650. Living in MN, I sure wish I had picked a model that allowed for an insulation blanket. I tried cooking a turkey with actual temps at -20F. Took about 9 hours and 75% of pellets. Turned out awesome, but really need to plan in extreme cold.
 

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A few thoughts on Treger insulation blanket. I purchased my Texas from a friend who went with a newer model. When I got it it had a the blanket already installed. My fist task was to do a good cleaning, inside and out. I am not sure how long the blanket had been attached but when I removed it, the inside surface was stained and greasy. the inside of the blanket has a square waffle pattern and the open areas had channeled the smoke and grease across the copper colored lid and of coarse the pattern was burnt on the lid / cover. The inside of the blanket was so nasty, I moved it directly into the trash. I am still trying to find a cleaner that will remove the burnt on pattern off the lid without removing the paint. Where the cover was wrapped around the bottom of the tank, the paint was showing a light rust color.
I light sanded the bottom tank and repainted with high temp paint. I installed a seal along the gap on top between the lid and tank which prevents the top from leaking heat and smoke.
If you are using a Treger blanket, I would remove it after every smoke and do a good cleaning to the inside of the blanket and lid and top of your smoker. My preference as stated in an earlier post is a welding blanket. They are inexpensive {I bought a 4 X 6 foot on Amazon for a very reasonable price}
This is a great forum, I really enjoy the good information that other members post.
 

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A few thoughts on Treger insulation blanket. I purchased my Texas from a friend who went with a newer model. When I got it it had a the blanket already installed. My fist task was to do a good cleaning, inside and out. I am not sure how long the blanket had been attached but when I removed it, the inside surface was stained and greasy. the inside of the blanket has a square waffle pattern and the open areas had channeled the smoke and grease across the copper colored lid and of coarse the pattern was burnt on the lid / cover. The inside of the blanket was so nasty, I moved it directly into the trash. I am still trying to find a cleaner that will remove the burnt on pattern off the lid without removing the paint. Where the cover was wrapped around the bottom of the tank, the paint was showing a light rust color.
I light sanded the bottom tank and repainted with high temp paint. I installed a seal along the gap on top between the lid and tank which prevents the top from leaking heat and smoke.
If you are using a Treger blanket, I would remove it after every smoke and do a good cleaning to the inside of the blanket and lid and top of your smoker. My preference as stated in an earlier post is a welding blanket. They are inexpensive {I bought a 4 X 6 foot on Amazon for a very reasonable price}
This is a great forum, I really enjoy the good information that other members post.
Try barkeepers friend. Not sure about this application, but it removes anything from enamel cast iron used in smokers. It’s not too expensive and worth a try. As with anything like this I’d test it carefully in a small controlled area and have clean water and rags ready in case there would be an adverse reaction. I think that’s unlikely but prudent to be prepared. Good luck.
 

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I will be receiving my Ironwood 650 this week, and am trying to get it ready for use. I have been unable to find an insulation blanket for this grill. What do other owners do for cold/windy cooking? Does the grill hold up ok without a blanket? Did you purchase a custom blanket, and if so where did you get it from? Did you buy one of the ones from Traeger and modify it?

Any help is appreciated!
I use a welder's blanket (more specifically https://www.harborfreight.com/4-ft-x-6-ft-fiberglass-welding-blanket-67833.html). It works great for my Ironwood 885 with saving pellets. I done many cooks in cold weather in Chicago including overnight brisket and I still have pellets.
 

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Try barkeepers friend. Not sure about this application, but it removes anything from enamel cast iron used in smokers. It’s not too expensive and worth a try. As with anything like this I’d test it carefully in a small controlled area and have clean water and rags ready in case there would be an adverse reaction. I think that’s unlikely but prudent to be prepared. Good luck.
I tried the barkeepers friend, but because the lid is a rough texture it was probably taking more paint than the burn pattern. I wish I could find a similar bronze color heat paint. I could light sand it and repaint. Just trying to keep it original.
 

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I tried the barkeepers friend, but because the lid is a rough texture it was probably taking more paint than the burn pattern. I wish I could find a similar bronze color heat paint. I could light sand it and repaint. Just trying to keep it original.
Not sure how you applied it, but if you water it down and make a paste with it. it will be less abrasive. It will still do a good cleaning job. It's designed to clean stainless steel pans without scratching.
 

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Not sure how you applied it, but if you water it down and make a paste with it. it will be less abrasive. It will still do a good cleaning job. It's designed to clean stainless steel pans without scratching.
Will try your advice. Right now it is cold and snowy {Colorado Springs, CO} I will try it again when the weather gets a little nicer.
 

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