What are the best tasting pellets for smoking?
Take a look at the top wood pellet products below to get an idea of what wood pellets are right for your taste.
- BEST OVERALL: Louisiana Grills 55405 Competition Blend Pellets.
- BEST BANG FOR THE BUCK: BBQrs Delight Wood Smoking Pellets Variety Value Pack.
- BEST MESQUITE: Traeger Grills PEL305 Mesquite Hardwood Pellets.
Are all pellets for smokers the same?
Different Flavors for Wood Pellets. Made from different types of woods, you can decide the right flavor according to the type of food you will be smoking. Each type of hardwood pellet has different characteristics that can enhance specific flavors of your barbeque.
What are mesquite pellets good for?
Mesquite BBQ Wood Pellets. Our all-natural Mesquite pellets create a strong, earthy, uniquely bold smoky flavor that enhances every cut of beef. It’s also fantastic with a rack of ribs or a pork butt. Mesquite pellets are also great to blend with a milder flavor, like Apple or Pecan, so go ahead, and be adventurous!
Can you use any pellets in a smoker?
The simple answer is yes. As long as the pellets were made for cooking or smoking, and are not treated with unnatural substances you can use them for smoking. Style of smoker, types and amounts of pellets, differences in pellets and chips – there are a log of things to know before smoking with your wood pellets.
How are wood pellets used in a smoker?
The pellets are ignited, and a fan circulates air, heat and smoke to cook your food. The wood pellets pull double duty as both a fuel source and as smoker pellets, imparting the flavor of the wood for delicious food.
What kind of pellets are used in pellet grills?
Wood pellets are used as grilling fuel in pellet grills that combine the features of a smoker, grill and oven. Wood pellets are made from 100% hardwoods like hickory, maple and cherry. Pellets are loaded into the hopper on the grill and are fed by an auger into the cooking chamber.
Can you use a cast iron smoker with a pellet grill?
With a small cast-iron smoker, you will be able to improve the flavour of your food. However, you’re not getting the ‘full effect’. On a proper wood pellet grill from a brand such as Traeger, you will be able to achieve that fully developed wood smoke flavour. With a smoker pot, you will just be using single-use 1lb/450g single-use bags at a time.
How much wood pellets to use per hour for grilling?
Wood pellets are also an easy cleanup as, compared to charcoal, they produce very little ash. Wood pellets are very efficient, using between just two and four pounds of pellets per cooking hour, depending on the temperature of the grill.