Zero smoke coming from my Traeger

bpitch1789

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I just bought the Silverton 620 from Costco. I am currently smoking a roast at 250 degrees and I have notice there is little to no smoke coming out of my Traeger. Is that normal? I was hoping to see a lot more smoke coming out of the grill
 

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The lower the temp, the more smoke you'll get. I have the same Traeger and I don't think it puts out a lot of smoke, which is really disappointing. I had a couple of roasts on today at 165 and it just doesn't seem like there's a lot of smoke at that set point. I really don't want to have to buy a smoking tube to try and get more smoke. My Rec Tec put out way more smoke at it's lowest temp at 180 degrees.
 

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You may want to try different pellets
 

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Also, they are pushing the much more healthy " Blue Smoke " Claim that it is what really seasons the food. My first grill from QVC really pushed the white smoke on the smoke setting, and the only time I saw it was when it would call for more pellets, and they would smolder during the temp cook cycle. I am really disappointed in my new Pro 780 with no smoke setting, and very little smoke even in low temps.
 
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Even though the grill didn't product the amount of smoke I am use to the end product still turned out pretty good.
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I thought the same too with my Ironwood 650 there wasn't a ton of smoke visible. But when I made ribs, the smoke ring was very visible and the taste also. I use Traeger Oak pellets mostly and try to keep it around 225. Lower the temp the more the smoke,
 

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The smoke tube above Crockett mentioned works extremely well.
Someone said to use 91% alcohol to get the pellets started worked perfectly.
Fill a shot glass with pellets pour on the alcohol light the pellets until the pellets are burning.
I made the mistake of filling the tube completely full. Maybe for a long smoke but it was way too many for what I needed. They will last a long while. 3 to 5 hours I would guess if not longer.
 

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The smoke tube above Crockett mentioned works extremely well.
Someone said to use 91% alcohol to get the pellets started worked perfectly.
Fill a shot glass with pellets pour on the alcohol light the pellets until the pellets are burning.

I use a heat gun to ignite them. Takes about a minute, but works great. Plug in, turn on - blast away at the end of the tube until it ignites.

EDIT: Here's a vIdeo of some dude doing this. He blasts it for longer than I do. Once it is ignited, I just let it burn for a few minutes before laying it down in the grill.

 
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I have a couple of AmazeN smoke tubes. When using them on ribs or brisket, the white smoke is so much more evident. To be honest what I have found is the finished product actually taste better with less visible smoke, so I pretty much don't use my smoke tubes anymore.
 

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Really easy to add to much smoke with the tubes! I generally use only about 1/4 of a tube and take it out.
 

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Really easy to add to much smoke with the tubes! I generally use only about 1/4 of a tube and take it out.
I'm going to try that on my next cook. I got a little overzealous when I first got the tubes. First couple of times I used a tube I only filled half way and it did not smoke the entire cook. Then I started to get crazy and had the white smoke flowing the entire cooks. Everything started to taste like beef jerky. lol
 

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I'm going to try that on my next cook. I got a little overzealous when I first got the tubes. First couple of times I used a tube I only filled half way and it did not smoke the entire cook. Then I started to get crazy and had the white smoke flowing the entire cooks. Everything started to taste like beef jerky. lol

I agree. I used my smoker tube on my propane grill before getting my Traeger. I'm happy with the smoke flavor on the cooks I've done without it. If I were doing something like beef jerky - maybe then I'd consider packing on the additional smoke.
 

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