Sparkly, sharp edged "slag" in pellet cup of Camp Chef pellet smoker...

Discussion in 'Pellet Smokers Group' started by stiege, Jun 3, 2015.

  1. stiege

    stiege Newbie

    Hi, new to the group with a couple of questions.

    I bought a Camp Chef pellet smoker and two types of pellets.  Barbecuer's delight and Louisiana Grills brands.  Both claim to be 100%hardwood.

    After initial success smoking some ribs, and without cleaning out the pellet cup after first usage, I had trouble keeping the smoker's temperature up then the fire went out.  I checked the cup and it was filled with brittle, sparkly, sharp edged slag, as though something had not burned but in fact melted together.  I vacuumed out the cup and the temp seemed to stay up ok the second time.  Today I vacuumed out the cup (not so much slag) and fired it up.  It ran ok, then went out.

    I checked the pellet cup and sure enough, there were a couple large chunks of this slag mixed with the ash.

    The trouble is, I mixed the two brands of pellets, but I believe there was mostly the Louisiana Grills brand in the hopper today.  Has anyone seen this with these two brands or any other brand of pellet?  BBQ Delight seems to get almost universal praise on this forum.

    Thanks in advance,


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