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    Insulating a Traeger

    I see some of you Traeger owners throw a blanket of some sort over your cooker when it is cold or windy out. Any special kind of heat resistant material? Thanks

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    I don't have one (I live in Florida) but I'm pretty sure its a welding blanket.

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    Yeah but I think a great thing to do to a traeger is to add fire bricks to the cooker...gets way hotter and hods the heat in

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    Firebricking the bottom does give you alot more insulation and heat retention.... it also shrinks the amount of space under the baffle you are pushing air to fill, so adds to the convection going on above the baffle - air is pushed up faster.

    A welding blanket, or I have even seen some folks fashion those blue moving blankets into covers. you can also get rock wool andreflective/lined backer, and make your own to fit.

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    I love it when Andy agrees with me....makes me feel special! hahahah

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    Quote Originally Posted by FLBentRider View Post
    I don't have one (I live in Florida) but I'm pretty sure its a welding blanket.
    Quote Originally Posted by Big Poppa View Post
    Yeah but I think a great thing to do to a traeger is to add fire bricks to the cooker...gets way hotter and hods the heat in
    Thanks BP. I'm not familiar with fire bricks. Do you put them under the pan? How many? Fill the space? What are they??

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    yeah just make it sensible under there

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    Are these bricks that would go in a fireplace? Not the ordinary red bricks?

    Never mind! I Googled it. Thanks.

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    I have 12 fire bricks (yes, the one from fireplace construction) in the bottom of my Traeger. It makes a world of difference keeping the temps stable, evening out the left to right temperature differences, etc.

    I got mine from a local farm store. They run a little less than $2 a piece, and they are very very dense. Well worth the investment.
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    I've used ordinary red bricks in my Bradley without a problem. I wrap them in foil.

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