Glad I'm not the only one struggling with this. I think I'll try to come up with a way to guide the pellets into the bucket while they're exiting the hopper. Probably just 3 sides of a cardboard box oughta do it.
Great tip. Thanks for the videoI tried to use the hooper door for two weeks then went searching the internet for a better solution. I found this guys solution and do the same thing. Changing pellets is a breeze and I routinely swap pellets based on what I’m cooking in under a minute.
Bought the same bucket vacuum from Home Depot for $26 and some 5 gallon buckets with lids.
I had the same issue when emptying the pellets from my Traeger. So, I came up with this simple accessory to prevent the mess. It is available on my Etsy store. Magnetic Pellet Shoot Extender
I use a Timberline grease tray and just scoop the pelletts into a 5 gal bucket. Nominally no spill, I also sift the pelletts prior to loading the hopper, if I am changing the pellets the residual pellets will be burned off by the time the grill gets to temp....
Hi I got a brown paper grocery sack ...folded the top so it wouldn't tear as easy and was able to catch all the pellets.. worked sweet..