MORE SMOKE NEEDED...SD generator?

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Looks awesome, and very clean through the shelf!

what does the metal on the inside help with?
I'm insulating the grill,
1-the exhaust ports to reduce external paint stress.
2-the belly and grease system to prevent grease burning.
3- the sides, back, and lid, to keep the outside shell temp down and reduce weather effects.
4-to save on pellets, more efficient.
 
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I'm insulating the grill,
1-the exhaust ports to reduce external paint stress.
2-the belly and grease system to prevent grease burning.
3- the sides, back, and lid, to keep the outside shell temp down and reduce weather effects.
4-to save only pellets
I'm with you, especially since my IW does not have any insulation on the hood. And I agree, the double-walled construction is pretty minimal from an insulation perspective so I'm curious to see how you attacked this particular problem.
 

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Ok so I’ve got to ask is the food coming off now over smokey or honestly closer to a stick?

Like the idea. Just on the fence when I can burn sticks to get the same taste we are all after..
 
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Ok so I’ve got to ask is the food coming off now over smokey or honestly closer to a stick?

Like the idea. Just on the fence when I can burn sticks to get the same taste we are all after..
I’ve never experienced “too much” smoke, not even from my stick burner.

The generator seems to get it closer to a stick burner, but still a notch below. So if you’re looking for more smoke, but not quite stick burner then this is it!
In my generator I base it with lump charcoal, then chunks, then fill the rest with some chips and even pellets. They say don’t use pellets but I like to fill the canister as dense as possible.
 

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I’ve never experienced “too much” smoke, not even from my stick burner.

The generator seems to get it closer to a stick burner, but still a notch below. So if you’re looking for more smoke, but not quite stick burner then this is it!
In my generator I base it with lump charcoal, then chunks, then fill the rest with some chips and even pellets. They say don’t use pellets but I like to fill the canister as dense as possible.
I think by too much I mean burping bbq all day. I haven’t had that from the traeger (we all know why) or a stick that I personally cooked on but other places/people’s I’ve gotten that.. That’s my concern
 

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I think by too much I mean burping bbq all day. I haven’t had that from the traeger (we all know why) or a stick that I personally cooked on but other places/people’s I’ve gotten that.. That’s my concern
Burping? Can you explain? These generators have adjustable air pumps so you can dial up the smoke flow to whatever you want.
 

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Burping? Can you explain? These generators have adjustable air pumps so you can dial up the smoke flow to whatever you want.
Burp/belch, some say it comes from eating to fast, wet wood, creosote, reflux, etc..

From what I gather the generators are pumping a dense white smoke. When I cook with a stick its not dense much like the traeger. There are those moments but it’s not throughout the cook like I believe the generator to be. Seeing you mention you can adjust the amount of smoke you want from a generator maybe there is a cleaner setting and most just have it on blast to show the most smoke. I guess one would have to play with the settings they enjoy the most.
 

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Thanks for the tips!

I changed horses, after seeing your tip, I ordered a Kuhuna, then I was studying in more detail how this would all work on my 850. I stumbled on another brand cold smoker (Bella's "Smokin-It") and, well, it smoked the Kuhuna. It uses only pellets, lights in 20sec, runs up to 8 hrs!, and is much cooler, like 80F Cost is a tad lower, it's all stainless steel, and it mounts better onto the 850, so the Kuhuna got cancelled.

Here's a great video comparison;

I'll be putting it in on the left side, but down under the shelf. I'll cut a square hole in the shelf for the smoker, with it's lid flush with the shelf top surface.

Here's the link to the unit;

I loved the idea of the Sear Station mod on the left side, but I'm settling for the "just adequate" Traeger 500F to sear so the smoker can go here.
I looked at both alot but I picked smoke daddy as its easier to find different flavor wood pieces vs the pellets. With using pellets might as well just use smoke tube of which helps but not sure about it. I added smoke daddy to my pro34 and loved it. I recently picked up timberline 850 and debating adding big kahuna from smoke daddy. Would love pics from someone with timberline and smoke daddy
 

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I looked at both alot but I picked smoke daddy as its easier to find different flavor wood pieces vs the pellets. With using pellets might as well just use smoke tube of which helps but not sure about it. I added smoke daddy to my pro34 and loved it. I recently picked up timberline 850 and debating adding big kahuna from smoke daddy. Would love pics from someone with timberline and smoke daddy
The current Smoke'n It" generator instructions say you can use chips or pellets. On the TL850 it fits really well.

When I was initially looking at the Kahuna, I would have mounted in below the left shelf, towards the front or rear while minding the drip system and drip tray drawer.
 
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I looked at both alot but I picked smoke daddy as its easier to find different flavor wood pieces vs the pellets. With using pellets might as well just use smoke tube of which helps but not sure about it. I added smoke daddy to my pro34 and loved it. I recently picked up timberline 850 and debating adding big kahuna from smoke daddy. Would love pics from someone with timberline and smoke daddy
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The current Smoke'n It" generator instructions say you can use chips or pellets. On the TL850 it fits really well.

When I was initially looking at the Kahuna, I would have mounted in below the left shelf, towards the front or rear while minding the drip system and drip tray drawer.
any pics of it on the timberline? I’m missing the wood chip flavor
 

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very nice install ! Your a master. I agree the smokin it unit is cleaner. My issue is I prefer using wood chips as its easier to get different flavors. How long does it last with wood chips?
 

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very nice install ! Your a master. I agree the smokin it unit is cleaner. My issue is I prefer using wood chips as its easier to get different flavors. How long does it last with wood chips?
You can use either Chips or Pellets, stated run times are up to 10 hours but they didn't mention a different spec with chips, plus it's easy to feed if needed. I haven't tried chips as I have pellets in a bunch of flavors already and liked the idea of not having two types of wood around the house.
 

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I sympathize with you after hearing this news. It may be a product problem, or your operation is not correct. If the problem is not resolved, you can try to buy a new one. The Traeger series products I am currently using are here I bought it on the website-https://grillpartsreplacement.com/search?type=product&q=traeger&options[prefix]=last, it's okay, there is no big problem at present, the quality is still good, you can take a look Is there some product you need, I hope my answer can help you.
 

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You can use either Chips or Pellets, stated run times are up to 10 hours but they didn't mention a different spec with chips, plus it's easy to feed if needed. I haven't tried chips as I have pellets in a bunch of flavors already and liked the idea of not having two types of wood around the house.
did you install regulat or XL smoking it version
 

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did you install regular or XL smokin-it version
I'm not aware of an XL version, I checked their site and only see the 'Bella" that I bought, here's the link;


This unit is designed to smoke a pretty large box, and it runs 10 hours, so I don't think anything more is needed for the Traeger.
 

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What about this smoker? Anybody tested it?
 

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