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Pellet Brand Recommendations?

shawnmaloney01

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I am switching and just bought a RecTec 700 pellet smoker.
What does everyone recommend for brand of pellet?

Thanks!
 

SmokingUPnorth

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Before I ditched my Traeger I ran only Traeger brand pellets. Which I got hardly any flavor form. Which was the reason I put it up for sale. The. After taking advice from other forum members. I tried Lumberjack 100% hickory I believe it was. And it almost made me keep my Traeger but it had already been replaced. Tons of flavor couldn’t have been happier except the fact that the Traeger was already replaced and it had to go haha.
 

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the most recommended I have seen here is LumberJack. I am switching over soon as i run out of rec Tec pellets - which I have enjoyed quite a bit, but LJs are a far better buy.

SmokingUPnorth SmokingUPnorth what did you replace your Trager with?

shawnmaloney01 shawnmaloney01 what kind of grill are you using?
 

shawnmaloney01

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Before I ditched my Traeger I ran only Traeger brand pellets. Which I got hardly any flavor form. Which was the reason I put it up for sale. The. After taking advice from other forum members. I tried Lumberjack 100% hickory I believe it was. And it almost made me keep my Traeger but it had already been replaced. Tons of flavor couldn’t have been happier except the fact that the Traeger was already replaced and it had to go haha.
Thank you, will check out Lumberjack
 

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I haven't used LJ pellets but I do really like the Bear Mountain pellets. They've also been doing a BOGO through their site lately.
 

shawnmaloney01

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I haven't used LJ pellets but I do really like the Bear Mountain pellets. They've also been doing a BOGO through their site lately.
Thanks, I heard of them as well and was wondering if any good, saw mixed reviews
 

shawnmaloney01

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Before I ditched my Traeger I ran only Traeger brand pellets. Which I got hardly any flavor form. Which was the reason I put it up for sale. The. After taking advice from other forum members. I tried Lumberjack 100% hickory I believe it was. And it almost made me keep my Traeger but it had already been replaced. Tons of flavor couldn’t have been happier except the fact that the Traeger was already replaced and it had to go haha.
I found three different pellets called lumber jack and the packaging looks different, they look like different companies. Which is the real one haha, the recommended one?
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bill1

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Looks like they tried to gentrify their logo a bit. 1st and third pic are the new logo; the middle one is the one most are familiar with. All the same company and product.
I've had good luck with Pit Boss straight from Walmart. Tend to use the 40pound Comp brand in my pellet hopper and use hickory or mesquite for standalone pans and tubes. I've had several bags of Traegers and have always been disappointed with them.
I've never tried Lumberjack although they're sure getting rave reviews here...gonna' hafta' give 'em a try.
 

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So far I like the Bear Mountain pellets a little bit more than LJ. But I would use either. I am always running an A-MAZE-N tube.
 

SmokinEdge

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Lumber Jack, Bear Mountain, Pellet Head, and Green Mountain Gold. These are all pure flavor wood and give great flavor.
 

mike243

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I tried a bag of the Kingsford hickory and was impressed with the amount of smoke they produced, caught them at a decent price , bought 10 bags last year discounted and the smoke was way less, not sure what changed but they were much better
 

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