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Re: Bought a Traeger...
« Reply #15 on: June 18, 2017, 09:31:34 AM »
We bought the biggest model Traeger made 12 years ago, and still use it 3 or more meals a week. 
I've never tried ice cream, don't see any way that would end well.  We've done about everything else though.   My daughter tried a LOT of stuff on it, and only found that you shouldn't bake cookies, or cakes in it.  That's all the "don'ts" I can think of.   Some casserole dishes aren't that great, but some are incredible!  Take and bake pizza is much better on one.   

Takes a bit longer to cook just about everything.   Remember that "good things come to those who wait".  In other words be patient!
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Re: Bought a Traeger...
« Reply #16 on: June 18, 2017, 09:36:15 AM »
Follow the directions for starting it, open lid and for 5 minutes start on smoke.  This gives the time for the pellets to catch fire.  If I don't do this with mine it will get over whelmed w pellets and go out.
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Re: Bought a Traeger...
« Reply #17 on: June 18, 2017, 10:29:01 AM »
For the coming winter do yourself a favor and get the insulated blanket they sell for your unit!! You will use less pellets and your temperature will run a little higher and will be more stable when smoking. Had our for years and use it every week. The burn pot will eventually burn out and the igniter will also but both are easy to change out. Kick back and enjoy!!!

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Re: Bought a Traeger...
« Reply #18 on: June 18, 2017, 11:34:31 AM »
Do's.  If you bought the small one take it back as you will want the bigger one in short order.  :tup:  They are great as we use our weekly.  I love doing pizza's on them as well.  Get the vegetable tray as they taste way better on the Traeger.  I think we do all our vegetables on it and the kids even eat them this way.

Pick up a large roll of Costco aluminum foil and keep it down on the pan. Makes clean-up easy and helps prevent them from catching on fire.  I shop vac out the pan usually after each use as well.  I also line the drip bucket to keep critters out of it and toss it after use.

Lot of good recipes on the Traeger forums!
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Re: Bought a Traeger...
« Reply #19 on: June 18, 2017, 10:17:13 PM »
I bought one today Costco in LACEY. Excited to play with it. Rick
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Re: Bought a Traeger...
« Reply #20 on: June 18, 2017, 10:50:11 PM »
For the coming winter do yourself a favor and get the insulated blanket they sell for your unit!! You will use less pellets and your temperature will run a little higher and will be more stable when smoking. Had our for years and use it every week. The burn pot will eventually burn out and the igniter will also but both are easy to change out. Kick back and enjoy!!!
yep!  A cheap welding blanket works great!!!

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Re: Bought a Traeger...
« Reply #21 on: June 19, 2017, 05:25:32 AM »
Congrats I love my GM

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Re: Bought a Traeger...
« Reply #22 on: June 25, 2017, 07:56:44 PM »
DONT.....forget to do some ribs, They are delicious.  :chuckle: :chuckle:

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Re: Bought a Traeger...
« Reply #23 on: June 25, 2017, 08:41:07 PM »
I use the Bear Mountain pellets.   Great price and smoke. 
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Re: Bought a Traeger...
« Reply #24 on: June 25, 2017, 09:03:25 PM »
Don't trust the temp gauge. Buy a good dual thermometer digital gauge so you know how hot the temp is inside the grill and the internal temp of what you're smoking. This totally changed my cook times. Also, buy quality pellets, they make a difference.


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Re: Bought a Traeger...
« Reply #25 on: June 25, 2017, 09:55:59 PM »
I cook damn near everything on high! Chicken, steaks, tenderloins, pork chops, veggies, burgers..... Sometimes if I'm feeling it I'll put it on smoke to a half hour. Pull them off and heat to high slap them back on. Amazing! I use mine every other day. Low and slow on things like pork butts, roasts, briskets and ribs. Your gonna love it!

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Re: Bought a Traeger...
« Reply #26 on: June 25, 2017, 11:04:47 PM »
Love mine!  The wife showed up with the biggest one they make last summer.  Hate the Traeger pellets!  I get the Lumberjack 100% wood pellets from lamrith on here.  They make all the difference in the world!  My wife did a 16 pound steelhead on it a couple of weeks ago and said it was the best they have ever eaten.
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Re: Bought a Traeger...
« Reply #27 on: June 26, 2017, 05:33:04 AM »
What don't u like about Traeger pellets?

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Re: Bought a Traeger...
« Reply #28 on: June 26, 2017, 05:35:53 AM »
They burn incredibly dirty, they're expensive and they don't produce enough smoke.
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Re: Bought a Traeger...
« Reply #29 on: June 26, 2017, 05:39:14 AM »
So Lumberjack is considered one of the best out there?

 

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