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Old 01-11-2014, 08:53 PM   #1
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Default Any Good Pellets at Around 50 cents / lb?

I am playing around with a pellet smoker I got as a gift. I was wondering where I could get some good tasting pellets for around 50 cents/lb. $1 /lb makes pellet smoking seem unreasonably expensive.

How many pounds of pellets does it take to smoke a pork butt for example?
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Old 01-11-2014, 09:31 PM   #2
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Are you buying them local or having them shipped?
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Old 01-11-2014, 09:35 PM   #3
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If you have an Academy sports nearby, they have these:

http://www.academy.com/shop/browse/o...atchallpartial
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Old 01-11-2014, 09:38 PM   #4
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I have owned several pellet smokers and they all tend to burn about one pound per hour at 250 degrees. If you order in bulk, like split a pallet with someone, you can get them cheaper. But generally anything under $1 a pound is a good deal. It is the shipping that costs on them.
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Old 01-11-2014, 09:51 PM   #5
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If you order more than 2 bags of pellets from Traeger, they will ship for free. They are still at $0.94 a pound.

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Old 01-11-2014, 10:13 PM   #6
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I am starting to think I should get rid of this pellet grill lol.. that's just too darn expensive. I hardly use any lump when smoking a pork butt in my Mini WSM. It probably costs me like $1.50 to smoke a pork butt to 150 degrees internal temp before putting it in my little breville countertop oven.
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Old 01-11-2014, 10:15 PM   #7
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If you have an Academy sports nearby, they have these:

http://www.academy.com/shop/browse/o...atchallpartial

Oh wow there is an Academy Sports nearby.. $11.99 seems like a good price! How good are those B&B pellets?

Hrm if those pellets are good and can get for $11.99.. I might keep the pellet griill
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Old 01-11-2014, 10:19 PM   #8
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Ace hardware has them for 20 pounds for $15
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Old 01-11-2014, 10:19 PM   #9
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I am starting to think I should get rid of this pellet grill lol.. that's just too darn expensive. I hardly use any lump when smoking a pork butt in my Mini WSM. It probably costs me like $1.50 to smoke a pork butt to 150 degrees internal temp before putting it in my little breville countertop oven.
Find some other pelletheads in your area and do a bulk buy. We just bought about 2000lb between 6 of us and ended up paying $0.35/lb from cookingpellets.com
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Oh wow there is an Academy Sports nearby.. $11.99 seems like a good price! How good are those B&B pellets?

Hrm if those pellets are good and can get for $11.99.. I might keep the pellet griill
I've never used their pellets, but all of their other products are really good. I would expect the pellets to be a fine product. If you want some great lump, try their oak lump too.
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Find some other pelletheads in your area and do a bulk buy. We just bought about 2000lb between 6 of us and ended up paying $0.35/lb from cookingpellets.com
Where did you order them from?
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I've used the B&B apple pellets from Academy to smoke some cheese in my small egg. I don't have a pellet smoker, but the cheese turned out pretty good.
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I have used these pellets OHP from ozark hardwood products for 2yrs they are 100% hardwood ( OAK) no fillers . here is a link to their web page http://www.ozarkhardwoodproducts.com/index.html they can be found at my local Tractor Supply for $.12 a pound 40lb bags my neighbor and me bought a skid last winter still using them.
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I'm right around $.30/lb using Lumberjack pellets and I'm very happy with them.
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