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Alright I broke down and bought a pellet grill . Wondering what pellets yíall prefer . So far I have only use a a treager Texas blend . Seems to burn good . Do yíall use the same pellets for different meat ? So far I have only done a brisket and a rack of ribs .
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Old 05-22-2020, 10:06 PM   #2
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I pretty much just use B&B Championship blend. Every now and then I buy B&B mesquite or pecan. But mainly just use the Championship blend. I like it. Burns good, easy to get and affordable.
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Iíve had great cooks with both the RECTEC and B&B completion blends on beef, pork and poultry. Straight Hickory is great for pork as well. I just picked up 80#ís of the B&B at Academy today for 30 bucks. Both are low ash and produce good heat.


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Another vote for B&B Comp Blend


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Any brands to stay away from ?
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Old 05-22-2020, 10:49 PM   #6
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Traeger law suit put me off them....

B&B and lumberjack have delivered best results. Iíd only buy either or.

Grab a smoke tube as well. Game changer


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Traeger law suit put me off them....

B&B and lumberjack have delivered best results. Iíd only buy either or.

Grab a smoke tube as well. Game changer


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Just add the smoker tube in the bottom ?
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I've had good luck with B&B, HEB store brand, and just tried some Kingsford that seems ok. I can't tell much difference in the type of wood but always stick to a good hardwood like pecan, hickory, or oak. I'll still try apple and cherry but at the end of the cook can't tell a lot of difference. Not a fan of mesquite but I do like it if cooking on an open grill.
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Old 05-23-2020, 06:30 AM   #10
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Just add the smoker tube in the bottom ?

Fill it with pellets and light one end and place on left side of the rack. Oh, lumberjack competition blend for me.


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Old 05-23-2020, 06:38 AM   #11
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I’ve been using Lumberjack. Mostly competition blend, Pecan and Cherry and I like the results. I don’t see the need to buy anything else so I haven’t.
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Old 05-23-2020, 07:08 AM   #12
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I use the B&B brand. Pick it up here at my local H-E-B.
Depending on what Iím cooking/smoking determines what wood I use

Beef, (brisket, burgers, steaks,etc) venison, fish, veggies.... they get a post oak and Apple blend

Poultry, pork, wild fowl like ducks, geese, dove. Or when Iím smoking any jerky slow and very low....I use a hickory/ cherry blend

ANY ribs Iím smoking gets a Mesquite/peach blend


This thread reminds me..... I need to visit aisle 15 at my H-E-B because this is all I have left right now





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Old 05-23-2020, 07:23 AM   #13
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I haven't had much luck with any pellets I have used . Not sure if its the brand or what ? I use the Hickory and no flavor at all . Cooks great and has smoke ring but no smoke flavor at all . What is the smoke tube ??
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Old 05-23-2020, 07:27 AM   #14
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Do the pellets for these grills contain more than wood for the ingredients? I've been looking at the pit boss at Walmart....the smaller one...just to have one to use for meal prepping and stuff like that.

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Old 05-23-2020, 07:34 AM   #15
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Do the pellets for these grills contain more than wood for the ingredients? I've been looking at the pit boss at Walmart....the smaller one...just to have one to use for meal prepping and stuff like that.

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Some are nothing more than compressed sawdust, fillers and binding agents. I tried Pit Boss pellets when I first got mine and they had almost no smoke or flavor.

Since going to Lumberjack and B&B Iíve been very pleased.


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Old 05-23-2020, 08:01 AM   #16
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For anyone thinkin about crossing over to the dark side and buying a pellet grill/smoker, you’d be doing yourself a disservice if you didn’t look at and consider the Oklahoma Joe Rider DLX

It is an awesome smoker/gril

https://www.oklahomajoes.com/rider-d...8aAiKhEALw_wcB
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For anyone thinkin about crossing over to the dark side and buying a pellet grill/smoker, youíd be doing yourself a disservice if you didnít look at and consider the Oklahoma Joe Rider DLX

It is an awesome smoker/gril

https://www.oklahomajoes.com/rider-d...8aAiKhEALw_wcB
I just bought a Green Mountain yesterday. Kinda wished I have seen this one first. I have had two of their wood smokers and loved them. Im sure this one is just as good.

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Old 05-23-2020, 08:22 AM   #18
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Lumberjack competition blend for 80% of my cooks. I'll also use the hickory & apple pellets on occassion.

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Lumberjack for me. Supreme or competition blend. Lean toward the supreme blend more
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Iíve only used lumberjack competition blend but I saw B&B at HEB yesterday and got curious. I will buy some of that next to try it out.


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Iíve had great cooks with both the RECTEC and B&B completion blends on beef, pork and poultry. Straight Hickory is great for pork as well. I just picked up 80#ís of the B&B at Academy today for 30 bucks. Both are low ash and produce good heat.


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What? Iíve been paying $20 for 40 lbs B&B at Academy
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Iíve always used B&B or Traeger brand. I want to try Lumberjack, but canít seem to find them in my area.


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I just picked a bag up from Allied Kenco since I was out. In the past I've always got in on a bulk buy. You need to buy a ton at a time, but we usually split it in 1/2 or 1/4 once delivered. Saves a few bucks and then you have enough to last a while.

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I just picked a bag up from Allied Kenco since I was out. In the past I've always got in on a bulk buy. You need to buy a ton at a time, but we usually split it in 1/2 or 1/4 once delivered. Saves a few bucks and then you have enough to last a while.

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I haven't had much luck with any pellets I have used . Not sure if its the brand or what ? I use the Hickory and no flavor at all . Cooks great and has smoke ring but no smoke flavor at all . What is the smoke tube ??


Just snagged one from the Loweís store.

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Just snagged one from the Loweís store.


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Just about all pellets for these things are compressed oak. Then they add “ flavoring” that dont really change the flavor. Some of the lumber jack pellets are supposed to be actually fruit wood. That is what I find to be the best, but find if I am smoking something a smoke daddy with real chips along with the pellets work far far better. It’s kind of a pain baby sitting the smoke daddy when using it.
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Iíve had great cooks with both the RECTEC and B&B completion blends on beef, pork and poultry. Straight Hickory is great for pork as well. I just picked up 80#ís of the B&B at Academy today for 30 bucks. Both are low ash and produce good heat.


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What? Iíve been paying $20 for 40 lbs B&B at Academy
Just left there and got 40# for $14.99. Canít beat it. Thanks. I use the B&B pecan for everything
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Just about all pellets for these things are compressed oak. Then they add ď flavoringĒ that dont really change the flavor. Some of the lumber jack pellets are supposed to be actually fruit wood. That is what I find to be the best, but find if I am smoking something a smoke daddy with real chips along with the pellets work far far better. Itís kind of a pain baby sitting the smoke daddy when using it.


Lumberjack brand has some blends but they also have some 100% of whatever wood they have. They donít use binders, fillers or anything unnatural. They include every part of the tree including the bark.


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Old 05-23-2020, 06:14 PM   #31
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Just reverse seared two rib eyes and a bacon wrapped fillet using B&B Competition, out freaking standing. I’ve used several other of their types for various cooking and they all worked well but I’m thinking I’ll just stick with this type from now on.

*edit* Pardon, it was the Championship Blend.

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I use B&B Comp Blend and also mix in sometimes some mesquite or hickory pellets with it.
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Just about all pellets for these things are compressed oak. Then they add ď flavoringĒ that dont really change the flavor. Some of the lumber jack pellets are supposed to be actually fruit wood. That is what I find to be the best, but find if I am smoking something a smoke daddy with real chips along with the pellets work far far better. Itís kind of a pain baby sitting the smoke daddy when using it.
I can honestly tell you this, there are several pellet brands that are in fact 100% wood. B&B, pit boss, and several others use wood shavings and turn them into pellets. Unfortunately there are more manufacturers that use more fillers than actual wood. Easy way to see that is how much and how fast the pellets turn white/ash. Itís the same for a lot of charcoal products.
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I can honestly tell you this, there are several pellet brands that are in fact 100% wood. B&B, pit boss, and several others use wood shavings and turn them into pellets. Unfortunately there are more manufacturers that use more fillers than actual wood. Easy way to see that is how much and how fast the pellets turn white/ash. Itís the same for a lot of charcoal products.


What ones are actually wood ?
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What ones are actually wood ?
Lumberjack...........check there website.........
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Pit boss pellets are 100% real wood also not imported.

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I can honestly tell you this, there are several pellet brands that are in fact 100% wood. B&B, pit boss, and several others use wood shavings and turn them into pellets. Unfortunately there are more manufacturers that use more fillers than actual wood. Easy way to see that is how much and how fast the pellets turn white/ash. Itís the same for a lot of charcoal products.
I never said they werenít wood, I said almost all are compressed oak sawdust ( wood) .
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What ones are actually wood ?
I donít know them all but Lumberjack, B&B, & PitBoss For sure. Most advertise Ďmade from 100% woodí but the pellet isnít 100%.
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I never said they werenít wood, I said almost all are compressed oak sawdust ( wood) .
No I understood what you were saying. I was just plugging some that I know are all wood but you are correct. Lots of them are just saw dust with fillers
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Cookin' pellets brand doesn't use fillers or flavored additives. However, I can tell when using them in my RecTec, they don't seem to get quite as hot as the oak blends. I've had no issues with them getting hot enough though.
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I use B&B Competition Blend and B&B 100% Post Oak
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