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When To Use Smoke Setting On A Traeger? (Explained)

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As any Traeger owner knows, one of the best features of this type of smoker is controlling the level of smoke produced. This is done by regulating the wood pellets burned in the firepot.

So, when should you use the smoke setting on your Traeger?

Generally speaking, you will want to use the smoke setting whenever you are cooking at a lower temperature. This is because smoking meat at lower temperatures can result in a more intense flavor.

In addition, the smoke setting can also be used to help keep food warm after it has been cooked. This is especially handy if you serve food to a large group and need to keep it warm for an extended period.

So, the next time you are firing up your Traeger, remember to consider whether or not you should use the smoke setting. It can make a big difference in the flavor of your food, so keep reading, and we will explain in further detail. 

What Setting Should My Traeger Be On to Smoke?

If you are looking to achieve a strong smoke flavor, it is best to use the smoke setting on your Traeger, which begins at the lower setting. This setting will ensure a consistent level of smoke being produced, which will infuse your food with flavor.

However, it is important to remember that smoking meat at lower temperatures can result in a more intense flavor.

Therefore, if you are new to smoking meat or are looking for a milder flavor, you may want to cook at a higher temperature and use the smoke setting sparingly.

Another thing to keep in mind is that the smoke setting can also be used to help keep food warm after it has been cooked.

This is especially handy if you serve food to a large group and need to keep it warm for an extended period.

How Do You Use the Super Smoke Setting on a Trager?

The super smoke setting is designed to create maximum smoke flavor.

This setting should only be used when trying to achieve a smoky flavor in your food. Here are some tips on when to use the super smoke setting:

  • When smoking meat, fish, or poultry
  • When making BBQ sauce or any other type of sauce that needs a smoky flavor
  • When grilling vegetables that benefit from a smoky flavor (corn, eggplant, and other vegetables.)

Remember that the super smoke setting will create a lot of smoke, so make sure your venting is set up properly before using this setting. You don’t want to fill your house with smoke! Also, be prepared for your food to take longer to cook since the super smoke setting will lower the temperature of your grill.

So, how do you use the super smoke setting? First, preheat your grill to a super smoke setting.

Then, add your wood chips or pellets to the hopper. Place your food on the grill and close the lid.

Cook your food according to your recipe until it reaches the desired temperature. Turn off the grill and let it cool down before removing your food when you’re done cooking.

Does Trager Still Smoke at 225?

Smoking food is slowly cooking it over low heat while exposed to wood smoke. This cooking method can infuse your food with a rich, smoky flavor that is perfect for many different types of dishes.

If you’re wondering if Traeger still smokes at 225, the answer is yes! In fact, smoking at this temperature is still one of the best ways to infuse your food with that signature smoky flavor.

Here are a few tips for how to get the best results when smoking at 225 on your Traeger:

  1. Use Traeger’s P-Setting: When smoking at 225, it’s important to use Traeger’s P-setting. This setting slowly increases the temperature of your grill for over an hour, which helps prevent your food from drying out.
  2. Use a water pan: Placing a water pan under your grill grates can help to add moisture to the smoking process and prevent your food from drying out.
  3. Wrap your food: Wrapping your food in foil or butcher paper can also help keep it moist while smoking.

Following these tips will help you to achieve perfectly smoked food every time.

Traeger Smoke Setting vs. 225

Here’s a look at some of the pros and cons of each approach:

Traeger Smoke Setting:


The smoke setting on a Traeger grill can help to infuse your food with a smoky flavor.

It can also help create a more evenly cooked product, as the smoke can help to keep the heat more consistent.


  • Using the smoke setting will generally take longer than cooking at the 225 settings.
  • It can be easy to overdo it with the smoke flavor if you’re not careful.

225 Setting:


  • Cooking at the 225 settings will generally be quicker than using the smoke setting.
  • You have more control over the amount of smoke flavor your food takes on when you cook in this setting.


  • The heat can be less consistent when cooking in this setting, leading to uneven results.

Final Thoughts

There is no doubt smoking food adds some of the best flavors to your meals. Which one is better on your Traeger depends on you. We hope this information helps you decide when to grill and when it is time to smoke.