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Wood Pellet storage


Fire Starter
Joined Jan 30, 2017
Hi all, my masterbuilt dual fuel smoker finally crapped out on me. I decided to go with a Traeger 34. Anyone have any tips or advice on it? Are any modifications needed? What is the best way to store the pellets? Thx in advance.


Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
Joined Feb 18, 2015
are you dead set on traeger? what is your budget. you can probably do better.

pellet storage is easy, keep dry and off concrete. bagged or in buckets with lids or plastic containers.


Fire Starter
Joined Jan 30, 2017
I got it already. I was going back and forth for weeks on a smoker but my cousin has a Traeger and he sold me on it.


Fire Starter
Joined Aug 10, 2011
What is the best way to store the pellets? Thx in advance.
Try contacting your local grocery store. Typically most bakeries get some of their ingredients in food grade resealable buckets that they just throw away. Our local chain gives them out first come first serve you just have to clean them.


Meat Mopper
Joined Mar 1, 2019
I empty a 20 lb bag into this and use it to keep the hopper full - IRIS USA Airtight Food Storage Container (33qt). The unopened bags are stored on a wooden platform in the garage. I usually buy 5 bags at a time, so they are being stored by me for up to 6 months or so. Utah humidity runs about 30 % most of the time.


Smoking Fanatic
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
Joined May 20, 2013
You can get some food grade 5 gallon buckets from Lowes with a seal top. That is what I use for my mixes and partial bags. I just store the full bags in my garage on a wood pallet off the floor. I can't help with any tips on your 34, I have the Timberline 1300 and it's a great grill.

Dr. Dobbins

Fire Starter
Joined Dec 18, 2018
I use lowes or home depot 5 gallon paint buckets. I live in Arizona so I am not to worried about the seal just leave anything wet out for 1 hour and it will be dry. I wouldn't trust them to any place that has an average of 50% humidity or higher.


Joined Feb 7, 2016
I use this. Works perfectly for 20 lb bag even though it says 12 lbs of dog food.

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Joined Jun 20, 2019
My old Traeger BBQ075, the size of your 34, holds a whole bag in the hopper. My 22, not as much. I have them in the bag and in a galvanized covered can next to the grill. I'm in northern CA, no humidity and 80-85 during the day. Plus, I use them so much they can get moisture, HA!

The bucket ideas posted are good ones.

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