Exploding Smoker

Discussion in 'Pellet Smokers' started by pchamberlain, Jul 12, 2015.

  1. I have a Green Mountain Grill smoker. Today when I fired it up it was taking forever to heat up. I restarted the cycle, removed the pellets from the hopper and it seemed to do a little bit better but not like it usually does. There was inly a moderate amount of smoke coming out. All of the sudden I heard a loud pop, the lid jumped up a couple of inches and smoke started pouring out of it. The temp climbed rapidly from 95 to about 140 and then leveled off at its normal rate. Anyone else ever have this happen?
  2. colorthumb

    colorthumb Fire Starter

    Sketch.. my rectec never did that.
  3. bregent

    bregent Smoking Fanatic

    It's not uncommon -  I've heard several reports with several different makes, and seen some video's of explosions. Some grill mfg's are suggesting starting up with the lid open as a safety precaution.

    FYI, you've posted in the A-Maze-N smoker sub-forum of the pellet forum. 

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