I’ve heard on the PG500 on start up blows a lot of ash. It might have happened because it went off and on. I hope someone that has owned one for a while has a good answer or confirmation. All pellet grills will blow burnt ash at start up until the pot gets burning good.
Thanks Percy. I thought the same about it going off and then on, but after I wrapped my brisket in clean foil. I returned to the smoker 6 hours later to remove the brisket and the clean foil had ash covering the top. The PG500 did not have a hiccup this time. I’m going to clean out the ash and coat the inside lightly with oil and do another burn to see what happens.