TFB85WLB

Timberline 850 Pellet Grill

$1699.99
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4.821Timberline 850 Pellet Grill
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Starting at the core with a pill-shaped barrel, double-wall stainless steel interior, and airtight lid gasket, the Timberline is built with the structural integrity of Fort Knox. Grill more with the three-tier stainless steel grates, and cook it all 20% faster* thanks to the new TRU Convection® system. Adjust your grill from the couch, or across town, with The Timberline’s WiFIRE® controller. It lets you adjust the smoke, set timers and change or hold set temperatures from 165°F to 500°F within +/- 5°F** all from your phone via the Traeger App.
*Based on convection air circulation vs. non-convection indirect flame cooking.
**Average variance over an hour-long cook after the grill has achieved initial set temperature. Ambient air temperature 72 degrees F without wind.

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Features Overview

Smoke Science

  • Super Smoke Mode
  • TRU Convection® System
  • Downdraft Exhaust® System

Traeger WiFire®

  • Consistent Average Temperature
  • Custom cook cycles
  • Mobile grill control

Superior Structure

  • Double-wall, commercial-grade stainless steel interior
  • Airtight lid gasket
  • Adjustable 3 tiers of cooking surface
  • Lower grate can be adjusted from smoke position to sear position
  • New pill-shaped barrel for added height and space
  • 24 lb. pellet capacity
Other Features

Other Features

  • Meat probe built-in storage
  • Locking side wheel casters
  • Stainless steel side shelf with hooks
  • Bamboo cutting board
  • Concealed grease tray
  • Durable sawhorse chassis
  • All-terrain wheels
  • Hopper clean out
  • Power cord hook
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Smoke Science

New, patent pending technology creates and circulates pure, blue smoke using a TRU Convection® and Downdraft Exhaust® System, ensuring your food gets the finest wood-fired flavor in the shortest amount of time.

Super Smoke Mode

Better quality smoke, and lots more of it. Craft ultimate smoke profiles from 165°F to 220°F with the push of a button.

TRU Convection®

Creates a powerful vortex of heat and smoke spinning in the barrel, cooking 20% faster while locking in moisture.

Downdraft Exhaust® System

Exhaust channels allow blue smoke to rise and circulate through the chamber fully before exiting, ensuring your food only receives only the freshest smoke.

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Superior Structure

Adjustable 3-tiers of cooking surface

Adjust the grates to accommodate taller food, like beer can chicken or turkey, and smoke or sear with the dual-position bottom grate.

Other features

  • Double-wall, commercial-grade stainless steel interior
  • Airtight lid gasket
  • Lower grate can be adjusted from smoke position to sear position
  • New pill-shaped barrel for added height and space
  • 24 lb. pellet capacity
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Traeger WiFire®

Monitor or change your grill's temperature, set a custom cook cycle, and set timers via the Traeger App or through the grill’s control panel.

Consistent Average Temps

Double-wall, commercial-grade 304 stainless steel interior insulates and maintains heat for consistent temperature control.

Custom Cook Cycles

Find, customize, or create custom cook cycles, then fire them over and let the Timberline go to work.

Mobile Grill Control

Change you grill’s temperature, kick up the smoke, and set timers, anytime, anywhere via the Traeger App.

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Timberline 850 Pellet Grill

Grill Capacity

9
Chickens
8
Rib Racks
6
Pork Butts

Specs

Model: TFB85WLB

Cooking capacity: 850 sq. in.

Pellet hopper capacity: 24 lb.

Height: 48 in. | Width: 52 in. | Depth: 27 in.

Weight: 213 lbs.

Traeger Mobile App

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  • Recipes
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  • Find a dealer or shop from the app
  • Available for all Traeger users (WiFIRE® feature only compatible with Timberline grills)
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Prescott Valley
  • Arizona
Traeger Timberline 850 Review from a First Time Smoker.
Traeger Timberline 850
I have never used a smoker before. I am a 100% rookie. I ordered my first smoker a couple of weeks ago. After a lot of research I chose the Traeger Timberline 850. It arrived about a week later and sat in my garage for another week until I could find the time to assemble it. The following documents my experience as a first time user of this machine.
1. Packing
Traeger has a video on its website that demonstrates how the machine is unpacked and assembled. I watched it twice to make sure I was familiar with the procedure. The packing was exceptional. The individual pieces were well protected from damage and the outer box folded out like a flower to provide a thick cardboard surface on which to do the assembly.

2. Material
I was amazed at the quality of material that goes into the manufacture of the Traeger 850. I am not a metallurgist but I believe most of the parts are made out of steel. All of the external parts are very sturdy, and very heavy. We are so used to seeing things manufactured with stamped aluminum these days. Not the case with the Traeger. The three grills are extremely well made, they are extremely heavy and they are easily installed into the fire box. The braided steel gasket that mates the fire box to the lid is very impressive and it prevents smoke from exiting along the perimeter of the lid.

3. Assembly
The assembly itself was straight forward even though the instructions were sparse and depended on some simplistic drawings to transfer the information I needed to put this thing together. The directions did say that assembly would require two people. Assembly requires that the fire box be laid on its side on the floor so the legs and wheels can be attached, and then the fire box with legs has to be stood up for the remainder of the effort. The machine is so heavy that it’s almost impossible for one man to right the partially completed assembly after the legs are attached. My wife and I were able to do it but I think we both strained a lot of muscles in the process. The instructions for doing the burn in did not exactly match what was shown on the control panel causing us to stop, rethink, and check menu options before continuing. We had at least 3 issues in this regard.

4. Use
Being a first time user I relied heavily on the directions supplied by Traeger. We used a Tri Tip for our first attempt at smoking. We used the Traeger Steak Rub to season the meat and let it set for about three hours. We followed the recipe directions to set the cooking temperature, and the probe temperature. We slow cooked the meat at 265 degrees for about 2 hours spritzing with beef broth every half hour, until the probe temperature read 140 degrees. We then upped the temperature to 500 degrees and seared the meat 5 minutes per side. We removed the meat, let it rest for 10 minutes and then sliced it for dinner. The meat was delicious but I think the rub added a sweet taste that I did not prefer. Next time I will stick with a mixture of sea salt and crushed pepper corns. I spritzed the meat every hour with beef broth. I found the wireless app to be very helpful. I liked the simplicity of the display and I liked how I could set and monitor cooking temperature, probe temperature and timer settings remotely. I was able to monitor and control the Traeger via my iPhone while I was wandering around the house doing other things. It even sent me alarms to me when the probe temperature reached the preset 140 degrees. My guess is it will send timer alarms as well.

Our second use of the Traeger had us smoking a 2 inch thick T-Bone. This time we used a sea salt and crushed pepper corn rub. The Traeger recipe suggested that the internal temperature of 140 would result in a medium rare steak. We set the probe temperature to 140 and the smoker temperature to 325. The steak turned out great. Tender, tasty, and definitely medium rare. Our little Chihuahua really liked it as well.

5. Conclusion
We are very happy with the Traeger so far. As we gain more experience I think we will get much better results. For example instead of spritzing the meat with beef broth we are going to try spritzing with an Au Jus mixture instead.

The one issue I have with this machine is that I cannot use the Super Smoke feature unless the cooking temperature is below something like 250 degrees. I don't know the reason for this. Once I do know I probably will understand and this issue will go away for me.



 
 
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Kent
  • Ohio
Worth The Money
I've owned the Timberline 850 for about a year and a half and it turns out that it is just fantastic. I've grilled all my life (mostly gas grills) and was proud of the food
I could put out. My son convinced me to get the new Traeger 850. I was holding my breathe that this was not a waste of money. It took a bit to get use to it but now....It's awesome!!!
It hold temp /- 10 degrees perfectly. I cooked in 10 degree weather (once) with some wind and it keep the temp just fine. The double insulated construction and gaskets make a big difference.
No hot spots to speak of and everything is smoked perfectly. The wi-fi is awesome for keeping track of things.
Cleaning is easy, the racks are super heavy, the grease system works and the food is so different than the gas grill. Different in a good way.
Do yourself a favor and go for it.. You will be glad you did
 
 
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South Jordan
  • Utah
Love It!
I can't be more pleased with my Traeger Timberline! This thing is so easy to use, it's almost foolproof. I was a bit skeptical about the WiFire technology and app thinking I wouldn't use it very often, but now I can't imagine owning a smoker without it. So convenient, especially the probe alarm that beeps on my iPhone and Apple Watch when my meat has reached its temperature. I'm hooked, and family and friends are the major beneficiaries. Even those who own a Traeger are anxious to upgrade after experiencing the Timberline. Pricey, but worth every penny...I can't get enough of this thing!
 
 
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Q. Is there a cold smoking accessory for the Timberline 850?
Brian
Minneapolis, Minnesota
A. No, There is not currently a cold smoking attachment. We do have recipes for cold smoking in a grill without the cold smoking attachment. Check the recipes section of our website for more info.
Answered on Aug 03, 2018
Brandon
Answered on Aug 03, 2018
Q. Do you have to be connected to the wifi for the Timberline 850 to work or is there a manual mode?
Renae Weisen
Great Falls, Montana
A. We recommend connecting the grill to Wifi to get any updates, after the grill has updated the grill can be used without connecting to Wifi.
Answered on Jan 04, 2018
Brandon
Answered on Jan 04, 2018
Q. My recipe for wings calls for 350 degrees for 35 minutes. How can I achieve smoke when the Traeger recipes state 165 degrees for smoke? I have used the Traeger 850 once for a brisket at 375 degrees and did not see any smoke coming out of the back of the grill. What am I not getting right?
Larry Lesko
Orlando, Florida
A. You are going to get the best smoke production from 150-225 F. The Timberline has a super smoke setting that can be activated between these temps. Doing lower temps for longer time will get you more smoke on the food.
Answered on Nov 30, 2017
Brandon
Answered on Nov 30, 2017
Q. Is it possible to put the Timberline into an outdoor kitchen for a custom BBQ island? It looks like the the on/off switch is on the back for some reason and the drip try slides out to the left. I really like this grill but I'm unsure if it will work for me based on these two things.
Tyler Borja
El Dorado Hills, California
A. You should have no issue installing the Timberline into an outdoor kitchen. We would leave room below the hopper for maintenance and airflow.
Answered on Nov 30, 2017
Brandon
Answered on Nov 30, 2017
Q. Can I grill or sear burgers & steaks or the 850 just a smoker?
Tim Cuffe
Mastic, New York
A. The Timberline 850 can do it all. It has a max temp of 500 degrees and can Grill Smoke, Bake, Roast, Braise and BBQ.
Answered on Nov 30, 2017
Brandon
Answered on Nov 30, 2017
 
 
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