My pellet grill has a blanky

Discussion in 'Pellet Smokers' started by muralboy, Dec 30, 2015.

  1. muralboy

    muralboy Smoking Fanatic


    After reading about some "experiments" about using welder blankets to insulate pellet grills, I decided to see if I could find a ready made thermal blanket that could work.

    Eureka! Green Mointain makes one for their Daniel Boone that worked great. Had to do a few cuts and relocated the holes for the handles but it worked like a charm.

    I smoked 4# of London broil for jerky and 6 racks of ribs this weekend. 10 hours of smoking at 160 deg and only used 6# of pellets. Used Perfect Mix from Cookin Pellets.

    Very happy with results
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2016
  2. mowin

    mowin Master of the Pit

    Yep. They work great.

  3. Still use a welders blanket when it's windy, the way my deck sits, it's like being in a wind tunnel at times. I keep my jacket on year 'round, not sure how much I save in pellets since that was never a concern as keeping temps steady.

  4. muralboy

    muralboy Smoking Fanatic

    That's a very well dressed grill you have there
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2016
  5. phrett

    phrett Smoke Blower

  6. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Nice job on the cover!!

    Man I'm glad I live in Florida!

    It's been cold down here this month, I can't imagine what you guys have to deal with up there to smoke something!

  7. ostrichsak

    ostrichsak Meat Mopper

    Where's the cheapest price for that Daniel Boone thermal blanket that you guys found?  My local shop was out of stock and I'm seeing prices near $100 at some online vendors.  Looks like has about the best shipped price I've seen at $77 total?  Anyone find better than that?  I need to get one for my new GMG DB WiFi model sooner than later.
  8. muralboy

    muralboy Smoking Fanatic

    That's a good price.  I found mine on eBay - $88 including shipping
  9. ostrichsak

    ostrichsak Meat Mopper

    After I posted that I looked at the site closer and there's a note that says 'Ships in 2-3 weeks' and I'm not waiting a month for a thermal blanket.  I'm going to my local Ace Hardware today as a little birdie told me they stock GMG parts and have the thermal blanket.  Maybe I can use one of my coupons on it and get it near the same price as the other places that sell it AND get it same day.  Win win.

    While I'm there I can pick up a couple longer bolts for the handle as I've read many complain that the thickness of the thermal blanket and the included handle bolts don't play nicely.
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2016
  10. muralboy

    muralboy Smoking Fanatic

    you are correct on the need for longer bolts - good call.  Good luck.
  11. mowin

    mowin Master of the Pit

    You shouldn't need longer bolts for your DB. Mine were plenty long enough... Get a couple magnets, one for each side of the handle. The corners of the blanket tend to flare out when you tighten the handle back down.

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