Liken this to smoking a premium cigar. As discussed in the video with p setting adjustments you may be able to get more smoke at a lower temperature setting than leaving the grill in the 2 3 or 4 p setting which is the default.
Once you fill the tube simply light it and place it in the middle of your grill below the grates.
How to get more smoke from a traeger grill. On this setting the auger will dispense just enough pellets to create smoke without raising the temperature in the grill above around 150 degrees fahrenheit. This will allow you to get more smoke flavor into your food. View entire discussion 10 comments 1 7k.
Traeger wood pellet grills operate at a 98 8 efficiency what you wind up with is genuine wood smoke absent creosote. You might have to experiment to see how much longer you ll need to grill by dropping say 25 or 50 degrees but half an hour to an hour longer should get you more smokiness. Adding a smoke chief to your traeger or any other type of grill is a great way to get a lot more smoke when you need it most.
As a side note smoker tubes can be used with other types of grills and smokers like gas grills or charcoal smokers. The compact design allows the pellets to burn at a great rate and generate a healthy amount of smoke for several hours. Use smoke setting with most models of traeger grill it is possible to set the grill to smoke.
Creosote is a chemical by product of improper wood combustion. The longer the meat stays in the smoke filled grill the more smokey it will be. If you drop the temperature i recommend putting a water pan on your grill as well.
The creosote mixes in with the smoke giving it a denser flavor more like the fumes coming out of the tailpipe of a diesel bus. This video goes into more detail on how when to adjust the p setting on a traeger pellet grill. We wanted to share a recent post on our facebook page from scott w about how he connected the smoke chief to his traeger grill.
Set your traeger to the smoke setting leave it there for 10hrs then cook it if that doesnt give you enough of a smoky flavor nothing will pellet smoker or not.