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Old 09-10-2018, 02:28 PM   #1
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Default My opinion on pellet cookers

Easy punch of a button simplicity
Minuscule learning curve
Clean smoke
Small cooker-frequent smaller cooks-minimal leftovers (amen)

Today I had zero plans to cook. Bride dragged me to Sam’s where they’d just stocked their pork butts. I perused the butt selection. Struck gold. A 4.3something# bone in Boston Butt.

Came home- filled pellet box with B&B hickory and punched a button. Rubbed butt with 407BBQ Rub. Really good rub lots of cracked black pepper.

Wrapped at 3.5 hours temps were 179-187

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Old 09-10-2018, 02:36 PM   #2
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Looks excellent Your Bride has Great Ideas
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My nickname for pellet poopers is either "smokey microwave" or "smokey crock pot". To borrow a quote from the Ronco Showtime rotisserie oven, (yes, I have one) it's a true set it and forget it situation.

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I concur. The pellet grill really takes the effort out of smoking. It’s nice to only have to worry about prepping meat and not tending to a fire.

Some day I will have a stickburner though, when I have more time to sit and watch it
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I would feel better about pellet smoker if the pellets were actually what is listed on the bag and not mystery wood and alder flavored with oils. The pellet manufacturers all seem shady and dishonest.


Why cant they just make a bag of oak pellets actually made of oak? Texas is filled with mesquite and oak, but B&B still uses flavored mystery wood. I don't know if it's a price point they are trying to meet or what.
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I would feel better about pellet smoker if the pellets were actually what is listed on the bag and not mystery wood and alder flavored with oils. The pellet manufacturers all seem shady and dishonest.


Why cant they just make a bag of oak pellets actually made of oak? Texas is filled with mesquite and oak, but B&B still uses flavored mystery wood. I don't know if it's a price point they are trying to meet or what.
I had not heard that about B&B. Source? I don't doubt you, but being the internet...
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Try Tractor supply. They carry oak pellets for heating stoves at about half the price of others. They are pure oak.
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Try Tractor supply. They carry oak pellets for heating stoves at about half the price of others. They are pure oak.
Are they food grade?
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Here’s the link for B&B Pellets. I think it’s great.

https://www.bbcharcoalproducts.com/c...-lump-charcoal
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A good thread on Pellets. B&B is consistently praised.

Good stuff.

https://www.smokingmeatforums.com/th...-equal.180686/
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Here’s the link for B&B Pellets. I think it’s great.

https://www.bbcharcoalproducts.com/c...-lump-charcoal
I’m not quite sure how far to trust a product that has the main ingredient in quotes and all caps (“OAK”). Just sayin’

Love B&B lump, though.
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Unless something has changed, B&B is private labeled BBQers Delight product. And, again, unless something has changed the product is all natural, blending flavor woods with Oak, and in the case of Oak pellets they are 100% Oak.

If there is information to the contrary I just wanted to check out the source for myself.
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Unless something has changed, B&B is private labeled BBQers Delight product. And, again, unless something has changed the product is all natural, blending flavor woods with Oak, and in the case of Oak pellets they are 100% Oak.

If there is information to the contrary I just wanted to check out the source for myself.
Agree. This is my understanding as well.

100% satisfied with B&B. While new to Pellets, I’m probably 30-40 cooks in. Maybe 50. B&B Burns great, low ash excellent aroma, clean smoke and clean cook.
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Are they food grade?
I was reading on another forum and the term food grade wood pellets was hotly contested.
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My nickname for pellet poopers is either "smokey microwave" or "smokey crock pot". To borrow a quote from the Ronco Showtime rotisserie oven, (yes, I have one) it's a true set it and forget it situation.

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I love YouTube/PBS etc bbq Series videos etc. generations of cooks lighting fires shoveling coals whole hog etc etc. pits-offsets-steel and cinderblocks. Bricks and rods. Leather aprons and steel toed redwings.

But I can’t watch bbq shows featuring pellets. It just doesn’t hold my interest like a fire weathered pitmaster making magic smoke.
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