Pre-Smoking on a pellet?

Discussion in 'Pellet Smokers' started by ncage, Jul 16, 2014.

  1. ncage

    ncage Fire Starter

    To maximize the smokey flavor that you get from your pellet what would you guys recommend for pre-smoking? I know food when its the coldest is when it will take up most of the smokey flavor. I've been doing 1 hour on the smoke setting and a P-Mode of 4. My unit goes as low as 180 for the temps but the smoke setting seems to run around 140-150. Do you think thats not enough or that its to much? Would you even mess with the smoke setting or set the unit at 180?
  2. I don't have the stock controller anymore, but when I did, I would always start on the smoke setting, which for me ran right at 160, for at least a couple hours, then bring it up to 225 to get the meat through the danger zone. I bought the tube smoker from Todd last summer and get that going, and in the Traeger before lighting it, on anything I want to increase the smoke. Works very well. ,

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