Clearing Pellets in auger on change

davew102

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Anyone know how long it takes to burn off the pellets in the auger when changing types? (i.e., I drained my apple pellets and put in mesquite, but you can't remove all of the old ones).

I run my smoker for a while to warm up and burn off the previous wood type, but curious if I need 10 minutes, 20, etc. For a long smoke, it's really not relevant. But for a short smoke I want my desired wood used for most of the cook.
 

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I have a powerful shop vac and vacuum the rest out of the auger tube. At times I still have about 5 -6 stragglers in it.

I use to do a burn off and I set mine to 450 to get more heat to burn off whats on the grates then I give it a could cleaning.
 
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