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I know most of us use smoke tubes and use a combination of chips and pellets. Line Star Grillz has been working on developing a chip size that would work in the pellet hopper mixed with your pellets.
Not sure if the longer augers on the Traeger grills will create an issue or if the chip sizing would have to be different. The LSG pellet grill has a short auger. If I could get those chips here, I would be willing to try them in my Yoder and then my Traeger
I Replaced Pellets with Wood Chips in My Pellet G…:
 
Very interesting! I might try it beginning with a short cook to see if there are any auger problems. My Pro 575 has a shorter auger than the other Traegers I believe.
 
Very interesting! I might try it beginning with a short cook to see if there are any auger problems. My Pro 575 has a shorter auger than the other Traegers I believe.
I would try it if I could get chips done like LSG shows. Most of what is available here is strips and pieces, and a lot would be too long and some too thin which may get caught in the auger blade and the bore of the tube.
I may start looking a little closer at bags of wood chips around here to see if a brand has similar pieces
 
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I would try it if I could get chips done like LSG shows. Most of what is available here is strips and pieces, and a lot would be too Ling and some too thin which may get caught in the auger blade and the bore of the tube.
I may start looking a little closer at bags of wood chips around here to see if a brand has similar pieces
Yes, if I do this I will buy the special chips from LSG. It is very pricey, but maybe worth trying at least once. If you are planning to use regular chips, you want to consider sifting them to get the smaller pieces.
 
I think I’ll just stay with my smoke tubes. They aren’t any trouble and I can control the type of smoke and the burn time. I’ve had good results using wood chunks in my tubes and they put out a much better smoke than chips. Hopefully those chips won’t cause issues that’ll void a warranty.
 
Since the wood chips are pricey (probably due to delivery costs), a cost effective use of these chips might be in a smoke tube
 
Since the wood chips are pricey (probably due to delivery costs), a cost effective use of these chips might be in a smoke tube
I kinda agree, I can get these same chips (maybe not this brand but they look exactly alike) from my local butcher shop. Was gonna buy some soon cuz I need to make another tube mix bucket. I don't think I have the 'jacobs' to try them in the hopper.
 
I kinda agree, I can get these same chips (maybe not this brand but they look exactly alike) from my local butcher shop. Was gonna buy some soon cuz I need to make another tube mix bucket. I don't think I have the 'jacobs' to try them in the hopper.
Let's just say that I am willing to" take one for the team"! Also, I am planning to buy just one bag because I am curious if this will work. And I will test it with only a short cook that I can monitor continuously and stop it if there is a problem.
 
I think I’d be scared to put these in my auger
 
I think I’d be scared to put these in my auger
If the chips are small enough, they should not plug the auger. However, it they are too big, they might. Pellets are designed to break if they are big enough to jam. Hopefully, the manufactuer of the chips did enough testing to insure that they chips are small enough to prevent pluggage.
 
I know most of us use smoke tubes and use a combination of chips and pellets. Line Star Grillz has been working on developing a chip size that would work in the pellet hopper mixed with your pellets.
Not sure if the longer augers on the Traeger grills will create an issue or if the chip sizing would have to be different. The LSG pellet grill has a short auger. If I could get those chips here, I would be willing to try them in my Yoder and then my Traeger
I Replaced Pellets with Wood Chips in My Pellet G…:
I bought some wood Mr. BBQ chips on amazon and mixed them with my traegar pellets. The increase in smoke flavor was immediate and remarkable. However you have to sort through the entire bag removing any large pieces or breaking them up because one piece did jam my augur. After i resorted and only used small pieces it worked amazingly
 
I bought some wood Mr. BBQ chips on amazon and mixed them with my traegar pellets. The increase in smoke flavor was immediate and remarkable. However you have to sort through the entire bag removing any large pieces or breaking them up because one piece did jam my augur. After i resorted and only used small pieces it worked amazingly
Keep us posted after several more cooks. Hopefully it’ll work out. My main concern is in order for me to get the amount of smoke to my liking I use chips and chunks in my smoke tubes. When I smoke a butt I use an extended smoke tube a two large smoke boxes. After cooking when cleaning they add up to a big pile of ash, it would definitely be enough ash to overflow my fire pot on my 780. I just can’t see that working but please keep us posted. Thanks for the input.
 
I think I will stay with pellets, one odd size chip could bring the auger to a stop, which might cause additional problems or damage to another component. I am about to replace my fan, the bushings have evidently worn and it needs a little spray of WD40 each time I fire it up. When I replace the fan I planned on dissembling everything and doing a good cleaning. My thoughts were to remove the auger and check the wear and condition of the auger and the feed tube it runs in. If the interior of the tube looks a little rough I thought about running a brake cylinder hone through it just enough to smooth / clean the inside of the tube. I can wire brush the auger when its out and remove any burrs. Just wondering if anyone had done this before. It will be a little while before I do this due to a back problem I am working with, but I will post my results.
 
I usually go with a smoke tube for additional smoke. Lately I’ve used a cast iron smoke box - Home Depot has them -soak some wood chips but them in the bottom of the box and light 2 charcoal briquettes. Briquettes on top of the chips and then add 2 or 3 pieces of wood chunks next to the charcoal. Cover with loosely tin foil. Smoke flavor is real and awesome
 

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