Seasoning my new Traeger Pro 780 - Temp went way past setting

MJBunch

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So I'm seasoning my new grill and set the initial burn at 350. Once it got started, the temp went up over 500 degrees with no sign of stopping. I shut down the grill but am wondering what I may have done wrong. The screen showed my 350 setting as the internal temp went WAY up!!

What did I do wrong or has anyone seen this?? thx in advance
 

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So I'm seasoning my new grill and set the initial burn at 350. Once it got started, the temp went up over 500 degrees with no sign of stopping. I shut down the grill but am wondering what I may have done wrong. The screen showed my 350 setting as the internal temp went WAY up!!

What did I do wrong or has anyone seen this?? thx in advance

That is usually an indication of a lot of oil left behind when the grill was put together at the factory ... one of the dealers on a Traeger-related FB page continually comments that Traeger should be advising to wipe down the inside of the barrel prior to the initial burn in to remove as much excess oil as possible, in order to avoid what you experienced ...
 
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MJBunch

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That is usually an indication of a lot of oil left behind when the grill was put together at the factory ... one of the dealers on a Traeger-related FB page continually comments that Traeger should be advising to wipe down the inside of the barrel prior to the initial burn in to remove as much excess oil as possible, in order to avoid what you experienced ...

I wiped it out as much as I could and am trying again. We'll see....
 

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