You can’t quit winter, chilly temperatures may cause your nose to glow but don’t let a cold, yet faithful Traeger sidekick freeze you out of delicious and flavorful food in frigid weather.
At Traeger, we’ve conquered “grilling season.” With our 6-in-1 versatility, you can’t let a whole season go by without firing up delicious meals hot off the Traeger. If you don’t live in sunny Florida or the dry desert of Arizona, you may need to bundle. If you live in a region that reaches 35°F or colder, simply wrap up your rig with an insulation blanket and keep on cooking outdoors on your Traeger, year-round. Cooking under a thermal insulation blanket keeps your grill toasty warm while firing your favorite food, prevents the heat from escaping, and preserves pellets.
The heat resistant, insulated material of a Traeger insulation blanket acts as a buffer between the elements and your grill, allowing you to maintain consistent temperatures without burning through extra pellets. A Traeger grill insulation blanket slides over the top of the grill and attaches with straps underneath.
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. To get the fire to escalate, the grill has to burn more pellets, and fueling the fire takes more wood. When you tiptoe out in the snow to check on your meal, then crack open the lid, cold air floods in. The hot air and interior inner-workings are riddled with cold oxygen. This causes the Digital Thermostat to send more handwood to the firepot to keep the fire going in its efforts to raise the grill temp back up to the set cooking temperature.
Let an insulated blanket safeguard the metal from the elements to keep the heat in and the barbecue flowing. Preparing your grill for a winter wonderland is two-fold in that it conserves pellets, and protects from the environment.
You can try to position your grill in an alcove, corner of your patio, or side yard to keep the heat in, but never cook on a full-size smoker grill under an enclosed patio such as in an apartment building or garage. The smoker grill needs ventilation. Rather than spending time in the snow, rain, sleet, or arctic temps jerry-rigging a make-shift contraption to put around or over your wood-fired grill, fork out the chump-change to buy a Traeger insulation blanket, it’s worth it.
Old man winter is on his way, so wrap up your rig and beat frigid weather at its own game. You can have hot meals, even when the sun doesn’t shine. A Traeger insulation blanket will help counterbalance pellet consumption in temperatures that reach 35°F or lower. Bundle up your rig and settle in, grilling season is a year-round sport.