Read the instructions for the appliance in which you are burning the Traeger pellets. Some appliances have automatic starters. If so, follow the manufacturer’s directions to light the pellets.
Fill the hopper or firepot with the recommended amount of Traeger wood pellets. For example, Traeger recommends ½ cup of pellets for its grill firepot. Pellet stoves and basket inserts will have different recommendations.
Pour approximately 2 tablespoons of gel alcohol starter on top of the Traeger pellets.
Light a long match and touch the flame to the starter to ignite the pellets. You can also use a fireplace lighter.