I have a new batch of cherry pellets from Todd and I have struck out on the first burn. I get a good flame 10mins and blow on them to get a good cherry going, but these seem to smother out once in the smoker They spent 1min in the micro, too. Even after 10 minutes the embers are not glowing like some of the others types of wood
What I have noticed is that the pellets have a very smooth, hard exterior with some of the them almost a dark brown to black color right out of the bag. Normal?
can any body comment on this? are these cherry pellets able to burn by themselves or do they need to mixed with others woods?