Wrapping my Smoker in a wool blanket cold weather

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I was thinking about buying some Emergency Wool Blankets to wrap or drape over my Smoker for cold weather use. Has anyone done this and or does anyone have any thoughts about it? Pro or con?
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Ive been considering this for my 780....
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I would get a fire blanket. Not sure if emergency blankets are flame retardent.
 
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I was looking for something more affordable. A Fire Blanket sound better.
 

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I was looking for something more affordable. A Fire Blanket sound better.
Yep. Im in the same position. I got my 780 in June, so i havent had it through a winter. Im going to start with a fire blanket. Then maybe upgrade to a nice fitted one next year. But if it does well without it. Great!
 
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I had a heavy wool blanket ready to purchase and then they were and still are sold out. What is your moving blanket made of? Is it Fire resistant?
 

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Picked up a welders blanket from Harbor Freight- roughly $30 and used heavy duty magnets to keep it from blowing off. Blanket works great in cold weather
 

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Okay not much of a grilling expert, but is the idea to insulate the grill so it doesn't have to burn more pellets to keep the temperature up?
 

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Okay not much of a grilling expert, but is the idea to insulate the grill so it doesn't have to burn more pellets to keep the temperature up?
yes! Make it somewhat more efficient on pellet consumption when ambient temps are low.
Picked up a welders blanket from Harbor Freight- roughly $30 and used heavy duty magnets to keep it from blowing off. Blanket works great in cold weather
This looks exactly like my Ironwood just yours has less smoke staining :p
 

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yes! Make it somewhat more efficient on pellet consumption when ambient temps are low.

This looks exactly like my Ironwood just yours has less smoke staining :p
I need a welding blanket anyway as I've gotten into that lately and tired of dragging stuff outside to weld.
 

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I bought a welding blanket 4' x 6' from Northern Tool. I wouldn't trust anything that was combustible, particularly if I was doing an overnight smoke. Welding blanket is good to 1000 degrees.
 

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Got the same thing from Arnold Motor Supply, $30, good to 1000f. Gonna use it tonight gonna be 10f overnight.
 

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Looks like the manufactured blankets never made it to the 885 sized Traeger grills before the maker "disappeared?"

It is probably not too necessary here in the Phoenix area, but it does get cool - meaning the low 30s.
 

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Looks like the manufactured blankets never made it to the 885 sized Traeger grills before the maker "disappeared?"

It is probably not too necessary here in the Phoenix area, but it does get cool - meaning the low 30s.

I have cooked on my traeger in temps under 30 degrees and it did just fine without a blanket. I just run it about 20 higher than the temp i wanted in the grill and let it run.

The biggest issue I has was opening the lid. So I put the LavaLock on the lid and now I don't open the lid unless I'm adding meat or taking meat off. I'm not a "spritzer".
 

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Used magnets to hold it on
 

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