Welding Blanket

Burgersb

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I just bought a welding blanket from Harbor Freight. It's fiberglass for temps up to 1000 ° Do you think it will melt on to grill ?
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Nope, that should work well! Let us know though!
 
Still using ours. Touch your grill when it's smoking, you may not even burn your hand let alone a welding blanket. It was a cheap solution for managing pellet use in cold weather.

And we have been smoking in 0 degrees here in MN, not those pansies crying about 45 degrees down south. HA! I'm smoking turkey breast tonight, and it's about 11 degrees.
 
I just use an old bed blanket on mine for now. I have a friend who is supposed to be making me a fireproof blanket.
 
Just wondering if you are using it for higher temperature cooks ?
 
Do you need to cut holes for the vent (mt Traeger doesn't have a chimney).
 
Do you need to cut holes for the vent (mt Traeger doesn't have a chimney).

I am considering getting a welding blanket for my IW885 to help with temperature control during the Chicagoland winter. There has to be an escape route the exhaust. For those smokers with a chimney, it is easy to cut a hole to fit over the chimney. Traeger does not make custom fitted blankets for the smoker models without chimneys because of the added complexity. It will take some creativity to wrap the grill without blocking the exhaust ports. I am considering using some big magnets to hold the welding blanket in place.
 
I ended up using a 10x10 welding blanket, cut holes for the exhaust, and just positioned it on the smoker in such a way that the exhaust was open. It's heavy enough that a bit of wind isn't going to affect it. Smoked a brisket overnight in about -3C weather. I was pleasantly surprised at how few pellets were used.
 
I am considering getting a welding blanket for my IW885 to help with temperature control during the Chicagoland winter. There has to be an escape route the exhaust. For those smokers with a chimney, it is easy to cut a hole to fit over the chimney. Traeger does not make custom fitted blankets for the smoker models without chimneys because of the added complexity. It will take some creativity to wrap the grill without blocking the exhaust ports. I am considering using some big magnets to hold the welding blanket in place.
I had a blanket on my on TX Elite, very nice for colder temps here in CO. Did you ever get a welding blanket for your 885?
 
I had a blanket on my on TX Elite, very nice for colder temps here in CO. Did you ever get a welding blanket for your 885?
Not yet. I am planning to smoke a turkey for Thanksgiving. If the weather gets cold, I will get one by then. If necessary, I can pick one up from a nearby Harbor Freight, so I am in no hurry.
 
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