HOW TO SEASON YOUR TIMBERLINE

What's in This Article?

Here you will find information on seasoning your grill for the first time after purchase.

 

WHAT DOES SEASONING DO?

Seasoning your grill is a crucial step to complete prior to cooking any food on the grill in order to ensure the best flavor, optimal performance, and proper and safe grill operation. The seasoning process primes the auger with pellets and utilizes high heat to burn off any remaining manufacturing oils. 

 

HOW LONG DOES SEASONING TAKE?

The seasoning process can take anywhere from 1 to 2 hours to complete. These grills are larger and will take more time to heat up. The customer will need to wait for the grill to reach 400°, which can take around 45 minutes to complete, then run the grill for 45 (additional) minutes at 400° to fully season the grill. 

 

HOW TO SEASON YOUR TIMBERLINE

New Timberline grills have an easy-to-follow seasoning process. Different from previous Traeger grills, these grills no longer need to prime the auger beforehand. 

You can season your new Timberline in two ways: Manually or Following the onboarding experience.

OPTION 1: FOLLOW THE ONBOARDING EXPERIENCE

  1. Check the firepot.
    1. Remove the cardboard from under the firepot. New firepots have a piece of cardboard underneath the firepot to protect it during shipping. 
    2. Make sure the firepot is installed correctly, and not caught on the auger tube.
  2. Plug in and turn on the grill.
    1. Press the main power button located on the front of the grill to ON.
      • The display can take a few seconds to illuminate. You may also tap anywhere on the screen to wake up the controller. 
    2. The home screen will land on an automatic onboarding experience. Follow the prompts to quickly and easily get your grill seasoned, connected, and set up for your first cook.
  3. Press the touchscreen or press the dial on the SEASON YOUR GRILL screen.
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  4. Add pellets to your hopper and press, NEXT.
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  5. Press, IGNITE MY GRILL.
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  6. Allow the grill to ignite, reach temp and run through completion.
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    •  NOTE: It is important to leave the grill alone during the seasoning process and not tinker with the temperature or open the lid. This will simply delay the process further. 
  7. Seasoning Complete. 
    • ​​​​​​​When the seasoning cycle is finished, the controller will initiate a full shutdown cycle.
      • The shutdown cycles prevent future adverse effects and get your grill properly set up for the next cook.
      • NOTE: Always initiate a shutdown cycle after each and every cook. To do this, either hold the selection dial for 3 seconds or turn the set temperature down to Shutdown and press to select.

OPTION 2: SEASON MANUALLY

  1. Check the firepot.
    1. Remove the cardboard from under the firepot. New firepots have a piece of cardboard underneath the firepot to protect it during shipping. 
    2. Make sure the firepot is installed correctly, and not caught on the auger tube.
  2. Plug in and turn on the grill.
    1. Press the main power button located on the front of the grill to ON.
      • The display can take a few seconds to illuminate. You may also tap anywhere on the screen to wake up the controller. 
  3. Set the grill's temperature to 400°F/204°C
    • This can take upwards of 30 to 40 minutes when igniting for the first time.
  4. Run at 400°F/204°C for 45 minutes.
    • NOTE: It is important to leave the grill alone during the seasoning process and not tinker with the temperature or open the lid. This will simply delay the process further. 
  5. Shut down the grill. 
    1. Either hold the selection dial for 3 seconds or turn the dial all the way to the left until the screen says, SHUTDOWN
    2. Press the dial to select.
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