ran out of pellets

Discussion in 'Pellet Smokers' started by bubba duke, Nov 21, 2013.

  1. I am fully aware that this not the point but I was smoking on my traeger for one of the first times and it went through pellets faster than I thought.

    Does anyone know if you can maintain heat in the smoker without any pellets? And if so, does it damage the element?
     
  2. striper

    striper Meat Mopper

    No you won't maintain heat.  The only element in it is the Hot Rod which only functions long enough to light the pellets at the start.
     
  3. scootermagoo

    scootermagoo Smoking Fanatic

    No pellets, no fire, no insulation..........no heat.
     
  4. ristau5741

    ristau5741 Meat Mopper

    Toss it in the oven....and finish cooking it.
     

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