Who makes the "best" brand of oak pellets?

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Who makes the "best" brand of oak pellets?

Postby Chasdev » Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:21 am

I'm not all that pleased with the smoke profile from the brands of oak pellets I can buy locally like B+B, Traeger, and some others from Academy sports.
Does anyone know which brand of oak pellets comes closest to burning oak sticks or which are considered "best"?
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Re: Who makes the "best" brand of oak pellets?

Postby 02ebz06 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:37 pm

I don't burn 100% Oak pellets so can't give you my take on it, but when the pellet head forum was alive, LumberJack seemed to be the favorite.
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Re: Who makes the "best" brand of oak pellets?

Postby Papa Tom » Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:11 pm

I do use 100% oak but I buy them a ton at a time.....out of Arkansas.
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Re: Who makes the "best" brand of oak pellets?

Postby Chasdev » Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:57 pm

Lumberjack for you too?
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Postby Papa Tom » Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:14 pm

Chasdev wrote:Lumberjack for you too?


I don't always get Lumberjack but they are good.
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Re: Who makes the "best" brand of oak pellets?

Postby Okie Sawbones » Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:36 pm

You're not going to get much of a smoke profile from pellets used as fuel unless you cook at low temps for two hours. You need a smoke generator otherwise. There are a lot on the market. I've talked to cooks on the comp circuit who use pellet smokers and I get all kinds of opinions, so I have learned by my own experience. Family, friends, and small caters prefer my cooks with a smoke generator by far.

I went through a lot of pellet brands, and I settled on CookinPellets. They work flawlessly for me. For a smoke generator, I use two A-MAZE-N Pellet Smokers at the same time. Wood pellet flavors depend on the meat being cooked. Nice little smoke ring on the beef rib I cooked recently.

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Re: Who makes the "best" brand of oak pellets?

Postby Chasdev » Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:45 am

Fresh off a search for "oak pellets", man there are a bunch of outfits selling pellets these days..
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Re: Who makes the "best" brand of oak pellets?

Postby Chasdev » Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:49 am

I see cookinpellets does not offer oak as a flavor, do you use the four wood blend on brisket as well as pork and bird meat?
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Re: Who makes the "best" brand of oak pellets?

Postby Okie Sawbones » Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:36 am

Perfect blend is my base pellet for heat. Then I use apple or peach on my birds, a mix of apple and hickory on pork, and a mix of perfect mix and mesquite on brisket. Stand alone, perfect mix does well on all meats.
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Re: Who makes the "best" brand of oak pellets?

Postby Chasdev » Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:46 pm

Got it, thanks!

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