Anybody use pellets in MES?

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by smokinal, Feb 7, 2010.

  1. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    My local hardware store sells Traeger grills & pellets. They have about 8 different kinds of wood pellets. The only chips I can buy around here are cherry, hickory, & mesquite. I would like to try other woods & am wondering if the pellets would work in my MES. Has anyone tried Traeger pellets in their MES?
    Thanks, Al
     
  2. scubadoo97

    scubadoo97 Smoking Fanatic

    pellets work fine. burn well and completely. like chips you will need to replenish every 30-40 min or so.
     
  3. pignit

    pignit Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yep..... work great. I use pellets from BBQ Delight in the MES and the Smoke Daddy.
     
  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Thanks, I'll pick up a bag next week.
     
  5. mulepackin

    mulepackin Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Only downside I see in them is the cost. You don't need pellets, but that is the only way to get the variety you want then go for it.
     
  6. pignit

    pignit Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I agree, they are more expensive, but the flavors you can get are really nice. I love the oak herb with rosemary, sage and thyme. It is awesome on poultry. The sassafras is great on pork loin and bacon. It actually takes very little to get the desired smoke. If you experiment with it, less is more in my book. I don't have to use a lot to get a nice smoke flavor.
     

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