The Traeger Sawmill......

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Hi fellow grill heads.

So - I'm just wondering, I've previously retired old Bronnie to a new home, and bought myself a spanking new and shiny Pro 780 D2.
In the Bronson I used to use mainly GMG and Cookshack Pellets and never noticed to much dust, although it would require a good hoover out every 5 cooks or so.
The 780 came with 5 bags of Traeger pellets, afters yesterday's cook, there seemed to be a lot more dust covering the inside of the grill, foil etc etc

Is this just trait of using a bigger grill, or Traeger pellets, or something else ? Wisdom welcome ;-)
 

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The Traeger pellets usually have a good amount of dust in the bags. If you filter the pellets before you use them, you won't notice it as much after your cooks. It'll also help keep your auger cleaner. Sometimes the auger can get clogged when a lot of dust turns into paste if it gets wet or humid.
 

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You are referring to pellet ash. Different woods create different amounts of ash. Normal behavior.

The higher the cooking temp, colder weather will all burn more fuel and create more ash.
 
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Well, it was a 150c cook. Never used to get it this bad on my Bronson. Odd.
 

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That's medium high, as I said, wood type, temp etc will determine how much residual ash remains. Experiment with different pellets.
 

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