New Info on whats in Traeger Pellets

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by team c, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. kennyp1114

    kennyp1114 Smoke Blower

    All i can say is they are excellant. You got a heck of a deal!!
  2. ir2old

    ir2old Newbie

    I have a Black Olive wood pellet grill, I have had endless issuers with Lil Devil pellets from Oregon. Biggest issue is getting grill up to temperature, actually almost going out on occasion, so this week I bought some Traeger "cherry" pellets and wow the temp came up like it should.

    But a bag of Traeger pellets here in Northern Canada is $2395.00 plus taxes as opposed to Lil Devil at $16.95 same size bag.

    Have you had any experience with Lil Devil Pellets

  3. smokinadam

    smokinadam Smoking Fanatic

    that's one expensive bag 2395.00 😉 the price was that high probably because of the cherry I would assume. I use lumberjack with no issues.
  4. inkjunkie

    inkjunkie Master of the Pit

  5. bregent

    bregent Smoking Fanatic

    Probably a big bag ....
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  6. inkjunkie

    inkjunkie Master of the Pit

    Would hate to be the one to try and lift it....
  7. welshrarebit

    welshrarebit Master of the Pit

    I'll ship you traeger pellets for $500.00! 😊
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  8. Better be a really BIG bag!
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  9. Don't forget, those are Canadian Dollars. [​IMG]
  10. jpclarke246

    jpclarke246 Newbie

    what dose AMNPS stand for?
  11. fungus

    fungus Fire Starter

  12. ir2old

    ir2old Newbie

    I also live in Terrace BC and have a Black Olive Pellet BBQ made in Victoria, I used Traeger Pellets but prefer Lil Devil pellets bought from our local Home Depot (X Rona)

    my email is [email protected]    Don
  13. bbqtrail

    bbqtrail Newbie

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  14. ir2old

    ir2old Newbie

    Yes Lil Devil $16.95 less 10% if I order 10 bags never heard of the lumberjack pellets maybe not avail in BC Canada
  15. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Wow, at 2395.00 I'll personally drive from Ontario with ten bags for you.
  16. ir2old

    ir2old Newbie

    Biggest issue with any pellets I found is them hanging up, have to poke them now and again or at times no fuel, no fire
  17. smokinadam

    smokinadam Smoking Fanatic

    Lumberjack pellets are out of Heyward,WI. They use alot of different shipping companies and if you know someone that owns a small business that wants to sell them up there I'm sure they will quote you a price shipped.

    Best price I'll probably ever get was when I got my skid. But when the smoker is on 2 to 3 days a week it's worth it.
  18. inkjunkie

    inkjunkie Master of the Pit

    Used some Louisiana pellets the other day when smoking cheese. They are supposed to be 100% junk added. They did not have the chemical smell of the Bear Mountain stuff. I filled the AMNPS and put it under the fire grate of the Egg. Seemed to be a bit less oil over where the AMNPS was sitting...but still quite a bit of it...
  19. tannerwooden

    tannerwooden Newbie

    I don't smoke, but I think I have some information you all might like to here. I recently purchased an Uuni 2 pizza oven. Google it if you want to learn about it. Long story short, it burns wood pellets to create the ultra-high heat (800+ F) needed to make neapolitan style pizza's.

    I'm a builder, so I spend a lot of time in my local Home Depot where I saw a 20 lb bag of Traeger Hickory pellets for $15. I have since learned this is not a great price. Oh well. Anyway, I fired up the Uuni 2 with these pellets for the first time and got very frustrated. It was not working as advertised. Not getting as hot as the creators advertised. Later, after some research, I found that Bear Mountain pellets have a reputation for burning hot. I bought these and the difference was like putting nitrous oxide in a car. ROARING FLAMES. I don't knock Traeger for their slow burning pellets. For a bbq, I'm sure low and slow is great.

    I AM knocking them for the "Flavor Oils." The hopper for the Uuni 2 is not like a pellet BBQ. The pellets sit in a tub directly over the fire. As the fire burns down, they just fall down the hopper. The hopper has a scoop for filling it which sits on top of the tube. Besides just heat, it was a hugely different experience burning the Traeger pellets and the Bear Mountain pellets. The Bear Mountain pellets were a clean burn with a pleasant smoke smell. The Traeger pellets left a sticky, brown residue on the tube and the hopper scoop that I'm fairly certain will never come off. I'm certain of this because residue dripped onto my thumb while I was using the scoop. Four days later, I still haven't gotten this residue off. Two days later, it smelled like a mixture between liquid smoke you can buy at your grocery store and the smell on your clothes after camping a week.

    My theory now is that the "Flavor Oils" are just liquid smoke. Not cool, Traeger.
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  20. inkjunkie

    inkjunkie Master of the Pit

    Bear Mountain pellets are made with oils as well. I have used them several times in the AMNPS under the fire grate in out Big Green Egg. After 6 hours they leave a very heavy circle of an oily substance on the bottom of the grate. I recently switched over to Louisiana pellets. Same time frame the circle was about half the diameter from the Bear Mountain pellets...and nowhere near as thick...

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