As we welcome in the fall season, we wanted to hand off a little insight to our pellet grill owners out there. To start, it’s important to choose a hardwood pellet brand/company that is 100% all-natural. Weed out any brands that included added byproducts, artificial flavors, binders, spray scents, fillers, or chemicals.
As always, we recommend Camp Chef’s Premium Hardwood pellet line. The Camp Chef brand has been extremely transparent in their hardwood pellet marketing. In multiple places you will find that their pellets are 100% all-natural, made from premium solid hardwoods, having no added fillers or flavors, and being made right here in the United States. You can order by the bag(20 lbs.), by the box(three, 10 lbs. bags), or by the bucket (30 lbs.)
On a generally moderate day, a 24-inch pellet grill will burn about 3-pounds of pellets per hour. However, as the days are cooling down you should be mindful that your pellet grill may need to increase its pellet consumption. If the temperature outside is exponentially cooler than the set temperature of your pellet grill—your pellet grill needs to work that much harder to maintain a specific temperature. If you see a good price at the store, we recommend that you stock up. We also find that purchasing a pellet grill blanket is a good investment on saving on pellet consumption.
So, what pellet flavors should I buy for the fall? There’s no scientific breakthrough that specific flavors burn better at different times of the year. However, there are recommended pairings that we can give for your autumn eats.
Pies such as apple, pumpkin, or pecan pair extremely well with mild, fruiter flavors Apple, Cherry, Oak, and Pecan pellet flavors. Breads also work well with these lighter flavors.
As hunting season in many parts of the country is approaching you might be curious to know that wild game pairs well with more robust pellet flavors such as Alder, Hickory, Maple, Mesquite, and Camp Chef’s signature Charwood line.
Don’t forget that Thanksgiving is right around the corner and you may want to practice your bird smoking— it’s never too early to plan. Try your turkey target practice with either Apple, Cherry, or Hickory.
What pellet flavors are you usuing this fall season? Let us know in the comment section below!