I'm still trying to get a sense of what to expect from my new pellet pit in regards to pellet consumption. As I'm sure all you veteran pellet burners can likely attest, it seems that effeciency of pellet use is a big factor in these cookers. Especially when you can expect to pay a dollar or more per pound of cooking pellets.
Anyway, its too early for me to know for sure, but I'm beginning to get a feel for pellet consumption in my Rec Tec. I started with the 40 lb. bag that came with the unit. I still have over 5 lbs. of that bag left, so l'll have a better number when it's completely gone, but I estimate I'm averaging around 1.5 lbs. of pellets consumption per hour in about 22 hours of use. That includes both some low and slow cooks, as well as some high temp grilling. Also includes different ambient conditions from cool and windy to warm and still.
I understand there are variables affecting pellet usage (pellet quality, ambient temperatures, cooking temps, etc.), but overall, what is your pit's average pellet consumption, and have any of you found tricks/tips to improve that efficiency?