• Some of the links on this forum allow SMF, at no cost to you, to earn a small commission when you click through and make a purchase. Let me know if you have any questions about this.

Backburn in my traeger.

muttly

Newbie
18
10
Joined Oct 3, 2013
I just got a JR love it the first bag I used was apple no issues what so ever. I now went to hickory and everytime I shut it down the pellets in the auger tube are burning. Is this a issue maybe with the hickory? Did it on high did it on med. I do clean my unit every 3 cooks vacum all the ashes etc so I keep it clean. It does seem that the hickory pellets are softer then the apple were. Thanks for any ideas to try.
 

ironhorse07

Smoking Fanatic
OTBS Member
546
41
Joined Jan 17, 2012
I think that the hickory probably burns a bit hotter. I always turned mine to smoke for 10 to 15 minutes or so after a hot cook to let everything cool down some and that solved the burnback for me

Doug
 

muttly

Newbie
18
10
Joined Oct 3, 2013
Yep I have been doing a lot of research and your right the hickory does burn a lot hotter and the big issue is there is a lot of saw dust in this bag so I am going to screen all the pellets and get rid of the dust. Then mix with alder to use it up. I also have the 180 with the shut down setting digital controller on the way. 
 

mbrondos

Newbie
1
10
Joined Jan 11, 2014
I was having problems with back burn and then I figured out that you cannot block the holes too much for more smoke. If you do the fire pot does not get enough oxygen and the fire searches for oxygen back up the tube and burns that way. Bottom line. Make sure there is enough oxygen in the fire pot so it does not go back up into the hopper. 
 

muttly

Newbie
18
10
Joined Oct 3, 2013
I dont block my holes. Ive fixed the issue went with the digital control that has the shut down setting on it no more issues since.
 

Latest posts

Hot Threads

Top Bottom
  AdBlock Detected

We noticed that you're using an ad-blocker, which could block some critical website features. For the best possible site experience please take a moment to disable your AdBlocker.