This thread is a little old, but I thought I should provide the link to the patent mentioned in the last post:
You are mistaken.
Todd's Pellets have been 100% flavorwood for as long as I've known about them - much longer than 6 months ago.
I have been using a traeger pellet grill for a number of years now. I am also a employee at Cabelas. The Cabelas brand pellets work without fault in this grill. We have many outstanding flavors and I have used them all making some of the most tasting and satisfying meets and entrees.
I have used 3 different brands of pellets in my Traeger: the obvious one, Traeger, and then Lumberjack and Cooking Pellets. To date, Lumberjack is my favorite but they are the most expensive of the 3. Right now I am using Cooking Pellets and two things are obvious: ash produced by the Traeger pellets is much less than cooking pellets (the Cooking Pellets produce ash that is much "coarser", or bigger flakes, Traeger ash is very fine), and, smoking temps are higher with the Traeger pellets, usually about 30 degrees. That would mean, theoretically, that I would use less Traeger pellets, but I don't really care about that. I don't get all wrapped up in BTU's produced by the pellets, my only concern is flavor. And for that reason Lumberjack is still my favorite, there was a very noticeable difference from the very first time I used them.
I have a new Traeger grill and confirmed the contents of their pellets they were very adamant that they do not use oils in their hickory or mesquite pellets. I am allergic to oak, maple and birch so I need a new source of pellets.
But, what brand of pellets are compatible with this grill?
I saw Amazen pellets, lumberjack, and cooking pellets recommended as 100% flavored wood are there any performance difference i should be aware of? Which one works best with the traeger grill?
this whole pellet conversation has been intriguing. I know a little about wood and ash, and the temp. difference and fine ash is indicative of oak. the BTU's in oak are going to be higher than fruit woods and burn much cleaner than other woods as the nut and fruit woods naturally have more oils in them. I use lumberjack pellets, but only because I have a choice between traeger and lumberjack, and lumberjack sells foe $10.99 at Boomgars. I am curious, has anyone tried to smoke with ash wood. it is rated with one of the higher btu's and is plentiful now that the Emerald ash borer has hit the USA.