Traeger Pellets Guide – Flavor Chart And Buying Tips

Traeger pellets guide

Traeger offers several flavors of wood pellets for their pellet grills. Sometimes it is hard to make the right decision on what to use.

That was a reason for me to write a Traeger pellets chart and this guide.

I had a good look at what type of wood flavors Traeger offers.

Eddie van Aken looking at Traeger Pellets.

Traeger Grill Pellets

Traeger has several pellet wood pellets available and here are the main ones.

  • Signature
  • Hickory
  • Apple
  • Cherry
  • Pecan
  • Mesquite
Traeger signature, hickory and apple wood pellets
Traeger cherry, pecan and apple wood pellets

The Traeger signature pellets are a blend of Hickory, Maple, and Cherry.

What Traeger Pellet To Use For What Meat

Traeger Wood Pellet Flavor Guide

Image Source: Traeger Grills.

Where To Buy Traeger Pellets

Let’s start with answering the question what is the easiest way to buy Traeger wood pellets? In my opinion that is on their website.

However, you can also find them in many other stores like Lowes, Home Depot, and even sometimes in local hardware stores.

“One tip is to buy them in bulk in the fall. Stores like to get rid of their inventory and often will give you a nice discount.”

How Long Do Traeger Pellets Last?

Although it is impossible to answer this question with 100% accuracy because of too many variables like smoker temperature, smoker size, and outdoor temperature to mention a few I came up with these average numbers.

  • Low and slow on 225 takes about 1 lb per hour
  • Higher temperatures like 350 take about 3 lb per hour

So, if you take this average of 2 pounds per hour a 20-pound bag will last you about 10 hours and will cost you about 2 dollars per hour if you buy the Traeger brand pellets.

Other brands might be different.

Traeger Pellets Chart – My Opinion

I have done a lot of reading about Traeger pellets and did not find too many negative opinions.

Some people like them so much that they call them the best pellets for pellet grills.

They offer pellets made of wood that most of us use on our smokers and also some blends of 2 or 3 types of wood.

This is enough to choose the wood pellets that fit the type of meat you are smoking.

The Traeger wood pellets are made of 100% hardwood without any fillers.

The binding agent is just the pressure that is used to produce the pellets in the mill.

Traeger owns its own mill and that guarantees a process that is under its control from mill to store.

Traeger Mills

  • West Coast mills produce pellets made from Alder and Other Wood
  • East Coast mills produce pellets made from Oak and Other wood

If you are on the brink of a Traeger pellet grill is what you like to have you can have a look at all the Traeger grill reviews best Traeger grill review.

I hope my Traeger pellet chart helped you in finding the wood flavor your meat needed.

All these pellets are also great for cold smoking on a pellet grill.

Eddie van Aken

Eddie van Aken has years of experience in running his full-service restaurant and with this came working with using and dealing with all types of kitchen equipment. With his experience, he can find all the pros and cons of grills and add them to the grill reviews he is doing. You can read more on the about page for Eddie van Aken

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