Help! which grill to buy

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I am interested in purchasing a Traeger grill. I'm looking at the pro series 780 and the Ironwood 885. wondering if the Ironwood is worth the extra money?
 

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You'll get more room with the Ironwood both in square inches of grid space, but also in height.

The Wifi features of keep warm & super smoke are of questionable value. Set the temp to 165 and that covers both keep warm and super smoke in my opinion. When I want more smoke, I do it at 165 for the first couple of hours then ramp it to my normal smoke temp of 225. I'm going to do that tonight for a brisket.
 

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You'll get more room with the Ironwood both in square inches of grid space, but also in height.

The Wifi features of keep warm & super smoke are of questionable value. Set the temp to 165 and that covers both keep warm and super smoke in my opinion. When I want more smoke, I do it at 165 for the first couple of hours then ramp it to my normal smoke temp of 225. I'm going to do that tonight for a brisket.
This is awesome to read. I'm new to Traeger and trying to learn! I've been trying to figure out how to get more smoke on a Silverton 620. Will this work for anything - Chicken, salmon, brisket etc? I tried down to 180 on a turkey and didn't get that much smoke. I raised it to 325 after 2 hours, but the skin was a little rubbery, guess I need to start at 165 and move to a temp higher than 325?

What causes more smoke at 165 temp? More pellets fed into pot, less fan or what?
 

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You get more like a “smoldering effect“ at 165.
you might also consider a smoke tube to get more smoke....
 

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You get more like a “smoldering effect“ at 165.
you might also consider a smoke tube to get more smoke....
And at higher temps, the pellets burns hotter, faster and not much smoke?

I did use a smoke tube but am hoping to learn how to get as much smoke as possible before having to use a smoke tube. Just seems for the cost of the grill it should produce much more smoke. Then again, maybe I'm expecting too much and used to my Masterbuilt stick burner?
 

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Low and slow is the key for good smoke adsorption. Then turn temp up
 

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Got it.
I'm new to Traeger, coming from a electric stick burner where low was 225 so wasn't aware of the pellet low at 165. Looking forward to testing on a few things. Thanks everyone!
 
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