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grillist
06-30-2015, 03:51 PM
Recently got a Rec Tec and would like to know if other Pellet users have a favorite brand and why. I'm almost out of the bag I got with the smoker and just curious if there are other brands that I might want to try. Thanks!

PekingPorker
06-30-2015, 03:54 PM
Lumberjack 100% Hickory or OHC (Oak Hickory Cherry) Blend. They give the most smoke flavor of all the pellets I've used.

grillist
06-30-2015, 04:08 PM
I think I found somewhere close that carries them! Have you used the rec tec or treager pellets are they comparable? they give a good smoke, what pellet smoker do you use.

Blue Smoke BBQ
06-30-2015, 04:17 PM
Lumberjack 100% Hickory or OHC (Oak Hickory Cherry) Blend. They give the most smoke flavor of all the pellets I've used.

I agree

jakel
06-30-2015, 04:51 PM
^^^ ditto^^^ and perfect mix by cooking pellets

grillist
06-30-2015, 05:19 PM
^^^ ditto^^^ and perfect mix by cooking pellets

Perfect mix, I've seen those online. I was wondering how those were. looks like I need to just start trying some. Do any burn hotter than others. I understand the rec tec burn hotter than other brands so I slowed my feed down to manage heat.

grillist
06-30-2015, 05:29 PM
I found Perfect mix on amazon for 32.05 for a 40lbs bag, that's .80 cents a pound! seems pretty good if their nice pellets.

Ron_L
06-30-2015, 05:36 PM
BBQers Delight are good, too.

Stay away from Traeger pellets. They use oils instead of flavor wood for quite a few of their varieties.

LYU370
06-30-2015, 05:40 PM
Where in TX are you? cookinpellets has 3 dealers in TX, Austin, Dallas & Houston. If you can find them locally, they'll be a lot cheaper. I got them for $25/bag. I've been using Lumberjack pellets recently, also available locally for me. I've liked the MHC blend and the 100% Cherry. Just opened a bag of OHC and also have some 100% pecan to try.

bproffer
06-30-2015, 05:41 PM
Personally I use perfect mix and like it a lot. I will be trying Lumberjack soon though.

grillist
06-30-2015, 06:02 PM
Where in TX are you? cookinpellets has 3 dealers in TX, Austin, Dallas & Houston. If you can find them locally, they'll be a lot cheaper. I got them for $25/bag. I've been using Lumberjack pellets recently, also available locally for me. I've liked the MHC blend and the 100% Cherry. Just opened a bag of OHC and also have some 100% pecan to try.

Way up at the top of Texas. 25 a bag would be awesome, nothing here though. how much are you getting Lumberjack for I do see a dealer near me for those. On amazon a 40lbs bag is $50.

grillist
06-30-2015, 06:05 PM
I've heard some larger brands used oils, just didn't know which ones. The Ace Hardware's around here only stock treager. Anyone try the Myron Mixon Mo Jack?

Contracted Cookers
06-30-2015, 06:20 PM
bbqersdelight love the sugar maple hate the mesquite

stljay
06-30-2015, 06:41 PM
Lumberjack is excellent. I find the 100% Hickory gives an extra bite to the smoke flavor. MHC and OHC I find similar but a smoother flavor. 100% Cherry is milder and sweeter still. If you do a group buy from bbqpelletsonline you will be under $0.50/lb. I get mine locally for $0.50/lb. Read about lumberjack at bbqlumberjack.com.

bbqwizard
06-30-2015, 07:00 PM
I really enjoy BBQers Delight pellets. They are always consistent and Candy Sue is awesome!

jakel
06-30-2015, 07:35 PM
I've heard some larger brands used oils, just didn't know which ones. The Ace Hardware's around here only stock treager. Anyone try the Myron Mixon Mo Jack?

Stay away from Traeger at least from what I've heard on other sites. Lumberjack,Cooking pellets and BBQ delight are all trusted brands...

dwysywd
06-30-2015, 07:44 PM
cookinpellets (amazon), bbqdelights (thecharcoalstore). both hold temps well and add great flavor.

Never tried lumberjacks, but that'll be the next purchase

LYU370
06-30-2015, 08:48 PM
Way up at the top of Texas. 25 a bag would be awesome, nothing here though. how much are you getting Lumberjack for I do see a dealer near me for those. On amazon a 40lbs bag is $50.

There's a cookin pellets dealer in Woodward OK. Picked up a bunch of 20lb bags of Lumberjack for $12 each on sale from my local source about a month ago.

Also you can get a few varieties of Louisiana Grills pellets online at Ace with free shipping to your local store for $32. Never tried them. I believe they are 60% Maple and 40% flavor wood.

grillist
07-01-2015, 12:34 PM
Nice, thanks guys! looks like I'm going to order some Perfect mix first. Then work on finding Lumberjacks for a good price or maybe I can find some local Pellet guys for a group buy,

Low Down
07-01-2015, 01:11 PM
I've done a couple cooks with the Perfect Mix pellets... nice smoke, great flavor.

jakel
07-01-2015, 02:35 PM
Nice, thanks guys! looks like I'm going to order some Perfect mix first. Then work on finding Lumberjacks for a good price or maybe I can find some local Pellet guys for a group buy,

You won't be sorry.If I could have only one brand that's what it would be.

K-Barbecue
07-02-2015, 01:53 PM
Lumberjack 100% Hickory or OHC (Oak Hickory Cherry) Blend. They give the most smoke flavor of all the pellets I've used.

Agree too. Another excellent one are the Fast Eddies 100% hickory.

K-Barbecue
07-02-2015, 02:01 PM
You can buy Lumberjack pellets from The Charcoal Store for $24.99 per bag with free shipping. BBQ Island in Tempe Arizona carries their own brand which are re- labeled Lumberjack pellets. They usually have a deal if you buy 5 bags you get a 6th one free. BBQ Island also carries the excellent Fast Eddies 100% hickory.

grillist
07-02-2015, 06:26 PM
Found lumber jack after some digging here locally at a farm equipment supply! Got the OHC can't wait!

K-Barbecue
07-02-2015, 08:01 PM
Found lumber jack after some digging here locally at a farm equipment supply! Got the OHC can't wait!

I use the OHC for everything. Excellent blend.

DBBQ
07-02-2015, 08:05 PM
I 4th or 5th cooking pellets perfect mix. I use them most of the time. I recently bought my first bag of traeger pellets..its a special bag, from costco, seems better than that other bags that I steered clear of since I bought my Rec Tec.