Is it safe to use a Traeger in the rain?
However, now that I am using pellet grills almost exclusively the issue of rain has become important. The short answer is that technically you can use a Traeger in the rain but you probably shouldn’t for several different reasons.
Can a pit boss pellet grill get wet?
It’s that serious. So NEVER use your pit boss pellet grill in heavy rain – not even with my tips in the section below. It’s also worth noting that the wood pellets themselves shouldn’t get wet either. If they do use them, then they can clog up the auger and there’s no fixing it yourself.
Can pellet grills be left outside?
The short answer is yes, you can leave a pellet grill outside if you follow a few simple tips. The longer answer is that you will see less lifespan of certain components compared to storing a pellet smoker under a covered space or in a garage. But there is no danger for your grill not working.
Is it OK to leave a Traeger outside?
No, you really need a properly fitted cover. If you go for just any generic pellet grill cover/tarpaulin what’s likely to happen is its going to get ripped and eventually water is going to get to the pellet grill.
How do I protect my smoker from rain?
You can use a porch, roof or canopy to cover your smoker and prevent the rain from ruining your barbecue. This makes it easier to light the fire, load up the smoker and check on your meat without potentially exposing your grill to the water.
Can you use a pellet grill on a covered porch?
You can use a pellet grill on a screen porch as long as the deck or porch is screened from all three sides, there is enough room and an outdoor ceiling fan that would blow the smoke out. This would ensure proper ventilation as you would not want to accumulate the smoke in a deck, which can cause several health issues.
Can I leave my Traeger outside in the winter?
When the outside of your Traeger smoker grill gets cold, the inside of the grill isn’t thrilled. It is true that metal absorbs heat but it also absorbs cold, and it is easier to hold on to the cold vs. the heat. This can cause lower cooking temperatures when you’re trying to fire it up during winter months.
Can you use a pellet grill in the winter?
Many people spend a pretty good chunk of change on their pellet grill/smoker. Therefore, having to limit its use to only the summer months of the year would be disappointing. Luckily, you can use a pellet grill all year round, even in the winter months.