That’s what I use. Under $5 and my local ACE hardware even puts on a Traeger logo on it for you.Five gallon buckets with lids work well and are under $5. They hold about 25lbs of pellets.
Mine are outside under a covered porch. Never had any swelling or augur issues. It's possible they could have a higher moisture content and not burn quite as hot, but I've had no issues at all.That’s what I use. Under $5 and my local ACE hardware even puts on a Traeger logo on it for you.
My question, does anyone leave their pellets outside even with the lid on and have no problems with the auger?
Actually, you have it backwards.Just keep them off concrete/cement floors. I've found you can literally put down a piece of cardboard and it will protect them from concrete (the concerte will draw all the moisture out of the pellet and it will fall apart back to sawdust). Other than that, not much to worry about. I throw mine in a big plastic storage box and I don't even close the opening in the bags between uses. No issue in almost 2 years and over a ton of pellets uses.
Maybe I should stop posting perfidious infoActually, you have it backwards.
There is essentially no moisture in smoking pellets. Part of the manufacturing process is to dry them out completely. Pellets need to be kept completely dry or they absorb moisture and turn back to sawdust. Put a few pellets in a cup of water and you will see it happen.
Concrete transmits moisture. Putting down any kind of barrier will protect pellets from the moisture in the concrete- cardboard works in some situations (depends on weather, etc.), a sheet of plastic works better. We use pallets or racks for indoor storage, closed buckets for outdoor. We went through about 12 tons of pellets last year (less this year with covid), so we have a lot of experience in this area.
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