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Best pellets? Got a traeger.

Discussion in 'Pellet Smokers' started by Erick, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. Erick

    Erick Newbie

    So, researching on Amazon I've come to find out that all traeger pellets are oak with oils...

    With that said, what brand should I be looking at?

    I upstaged from a 10 year old mes30. I loved that little son of a bitch. I treated it horrible and it refused to die
  2. forktender

    forktender Smoking Fanatic

    The best I have found for better smoke flavor are the Lumber Jack pellets Rural King $9.00 for 20 lbs.
    If you don't have a rural king near you buy them from Dick's they price match.
    I just saved the rural king page in my phone and at checkout at Dick's tell them you want them to match the price. I've never had a problem with them price matching prices at Dick's, their price they want $15 for them until the price match.
    They are way better then the treager pellets.
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2019
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  3. Erick

    Erick Newbie

    Awesome man. I'm going to do exactly that. Thanks a bunch.
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  4. jake0531

    jake0531 Meat Mopper

    Lumberjack is only pellet I use
  5. +1 for Lumberjack.
  6. Erick

    Erick Newbie

    They only had competition blend. I grabbed 3 bags Thanks for the heads up. I had to go to dicks.

    Thanks for the tip.
  7. Erick

    Erick Newbie

    I contacted rural king. They guy said they offer free shipping a few times a year. I'll probably do a huge order when that comes about.
  8. bregent

    bregent Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    If you are planning a 'huge' order, you may be better off ordering from bbq pellets online. They will put a group buy together for you, and you will need to commit to 500#. Prices shipped to California are about 38 cents/lb, but if you live in the midwest they are significantly cheaper.
  9. Bru

    Bru Newbie

    I also only use lumber jack pellets in my traegers.
  10. retfr8flyr

    retfr8flyr Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I am also a Lumber Jack pellets fan. I like their Hickory, I also make my own blends with Hickory for the base.
  11. Erick

    Erick Newbie

    By huge order, I mean like 10 to 15 bags
  12. forktender

    forktender Smoking Fanatic

    Order the ones you want through Dick's, you will still get the same price but you will have to pick up in store. That's how I get the type I want, I order 8 to 10 bags at a time.
  13. Erick

    Erick Newbie

    Alright, so I just go to the website and pay full price? Then get them to match it later?

    The shipping charges are pretty steep, it won't let me order to the store.

    How do I get them to ship to the store? I'd go in person if I get that big of a discount.

    Please let me know the proper procedure to get others. Thanks for all the help. I truly appreciate it.

    Last edited: Apr 17, 2019
  14. forktender

    forktender Smoking Fanatic

    I heard some of the stores won't price match on orders, so I would go to the store and ask to speak to their mail order person first. Tell them what your are wanting to do and see if they will do it for you.
    They guy at our local store does it for me all the time, he said if anyone calls him on it he will just have me return them and get my cash back then have me buy them right back at the price matched price. Maybe that's why they aren't doing very well in the market. LOL!!!

    So far I haven't had to do that, he just gives me the price match price when I come pick them up he has me pay he never takes the money until he gets gets them into the store, it normally takes about a week to get them once they order them.
  15. Erick

    Erick Newbie

    Alright, I ran out of my bags...

    I tried to order 20 bags of pellets from dicks, the guy said they won't price match ruralking. (Over online chat and on the phone)

    If I go in person, they will match ruralking however, they will not order other flavors. To me or to the store. :(
  16. bregent

    bregent Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Where are you located?
  17. Erick

    Erick Newbie

    I'm in Thornton Colorado.
  18. bregent

    bregent Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  19. Erick

    Erick Newbie

    Aweosme! I'm going to place an order. I called in, a lady said she'll follow up with me on Monday

    I need to buy 13 40lb bags More than I wanted, but I'll get my brother and my dad in on it.

    What flavors do you recommend?

    I'm thinking supreme blend and competition blend, 100% apple, Mesquite, Alder. Should I try anything else?
  20. bregent

    bregent Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'd say it depends on whether you plan on using a supplemental smoke device (tube) or not. I don't use a tube and only buy 100% hickory. It's the only pellet (besides mesquite) that gives me enough smoke flavor. But you'll probably want to experiment with some others and see for yourself. If you're going to use a tube, then you'll probably want to try some of the other varieties as well to burn in the tube. Keep in mind that 100% Apple, Pecan and Mesquite are premium pellets and priced higher than their other pellets.