Pellet usage

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I have a Silverton 620. Under the lid of the pellet hopper it says usage is 2.7 LBS/HR 1.2KG/HR

I was at Ace Hardware and looked under the lid of an Ironwood 650 it has 1.5 LBS/HR 3.3KG/HR

This is a big difference. Can anyone comment to the disparity? One note is that the Ironwood label is wrong as far as 1.5LBS is not 3.3KG/HR
 

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I can't say about the difference between the models but I will comment that nobody can say what the consumption rate is. There are too many variables. Cooking temp, ambient temp, etc. all affect the number of pellets being used. Cooking burgers at 400 degrees when it is 10 degrees outside will burn way more pellets than cooking a brisket at 225 when it's 90 degrees outside. I am guessing there could be difference in the wall and lid construction that would insulate the Ironwood more that the Silverton. Many people use insulated blankets in the winter to help hold in heat and slow down pellet consumption. So it possible for one grill to burn less pellets per hour than another but assigning an amount of pellets burnt per hour could only be accurate at a constant cook temp and constant ambient air temp, which rarely happens. I guess if you live in an area where the temps are consistent year round and you only cook at 1 temp than that stat would be helpfull.....
 

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Maybe that's a max rate - I have no idea what my T-1300 says, but for me, I just cook and enjoy :)
 

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I can't say about the difference between the models but I will comment that nobody can say what the consumption rate is. There are too many variables. Cooking temp, ambient temp, etc. all affect the number of pellets being used. Cooking burgers at 400 degrees when it is 10 degrees outside will burn way more pellets than cooking a brisket at 225 when it's 90 degrees outside. I am guessing there could be difference in the wall and lid construction that would insulate the Ironwood more that the Silverton. Many people use insulated blankets in the winter to help hold in heat and slow down pellet consumption. So it possible for one grill to burn less pellets per hour than another but assigning an amount of pellets burnt per hour could only be accurate at a constant cook temp and constant ambient air temp, which rarely happens. I guess if you live in an area where the temps are consistent year round and you only cook at 1 temp than that stat would be helpfull.....
Yes, spot on. Also, some pellets are better than others. B&B are better that than Traeger
 

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I have a Silverton 620. Under the lid of the pellet hopper it says usage is 2.7 LBS/HR 1.2KG/HR

I was at Ace Hardware and looked under the lid of an Ironwood 650 it has 1.5 LBS/HR 3.3KG/HR

This is a big difference. Can anyone comment to the disparity? One note is that the Ironwood label is wrong as far as 1.5LBS is not 3.3KG/HR
Don’t take this wrong but does your car deliver the MPG listed on the sticker every time you drive? Didn’t think so. Fill it with pellets and grill.
 
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