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 guide.
Traeger Grill Pellets
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Traeger has several pellet wood pellets available and here are the main ones.
The Traeger signature pellets are a blend of Hickory, Maple, and Cherry.
What Traeger Pellet To Use For
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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, Homedepot, and even sometimes in local hardware stores.
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 dollar per hour if you buy the Traeger brand pellets.
Other brand might be different.
Traeger Pellets Guide – 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 your 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 their control from mill to store.
- 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 here on this page.
Eddie van Aken
Eddie van Aken has run his own full-service restaurant for many years. Before that, he worked as a grill and buffet cook in some of the mainstream restaurants. With his experience using professional kitchen equipment, he is able to write expert reviews. You can read more about Eddie van Aken here.