Dumb traeger question

Discussion in 'Pellet Smokers' started by greg1, Jul 2, 2016.

  1. greg1

    greg1 Fire Starter

    I bought a used Traeger junior elite grill and it is missing the grease drip pan. Traeger is sending me a replacement drip pan. I was really hoping to cook St. Louis ribs on it on Monday. Would it work to get a disposable aluminum pan to put in it and collect the grease. I was thinking on the end where the bucket is I would just get 2 or 3 bricks for it to sit on. Is the completely a dumb thing to do and just wait for the pan. Or do you think it would work in a pinch? Thank in advance for your thoughts and ideas
     
  2. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Not dumb...it should work fine. The only issue might be temp control...that grease tray helps diffuse the heat and makes that Traeger more of an indirect cooker. Just watch your ribs more closely to insure they don't burn or cook too fast. It'll help if you've got a remote probe thermometer you can place at grate level to make sure it doesn't get too hot.

    Good luck!

    Red
     
  3. greg1

    greg1 Fire Starter

    SeenRed thanks for the reply. I do have a digital thermometer I can run at the grate level. Would there be any benefit to getting a second pan and putting an inch or so of play sand in it to help as a heat shield then placing the pan in it to collect the grease?
     
  4.  I  would suggest a "real" cookie sheet lined with foil.
     

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