Originally Posted by aHughJassDude
Hey guys, so I was talking with a buddy over at Pelletheads.com and we were talking about the differences between pellets and logs in the pit. Do you think there is a definite taste difference in between pellets and logs or are they going to have basically the same flavor?
If you are referring to logs as in a stick burner, yes there will be a difference. A stick burner is fueled by a steady fire by burning logs. A pellet smoker is a more efficient burner where an electrical element ignites the pellets as they are needed.
The amount of pellets vs the amount of wood that is burned to cook the food varies greatly. The cooking process is different and so will the taste be different in some aspects. It all relates to smoke + controlled heat over a period of time to produce the end result. There are many variables that can change to produce desired results.
This doesn't mean the pellet burner won't produce good BBQ, in fact many pros use pellet cookers because they are consistent with their results.