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Post Oak Pellets

kutch98

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Where can I get some? How are they?
A local BBQ jointed named Mad Jacks in Cloudcroft, NM used post oak from Lockhart, TX (he’s from there) and I be got chunks for my electric smoker, trying to find pellets now. I see HEB sells them, but I’m 100+ miles from the nearest one. There is in Academy sports about 90 miles away that has them, but I’d almost prefer to just order online vs driving to get them.
 

forktender

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I got Lumberjack post oak pellets from Dick's at the Rual King price which is 1/2 off of what Dick's sells them for.
 

foamheart

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I just ordered 60lbs of pellets (pecan, hickory and apple), of Trager pellets' today from Amazon. I have always bought from A-MAZE-N, but the seem to be having trouble maintaining stock. Its like lumber I guess. Cloud Croft is where the term "God's Country" must have originated. In the dictionary under 'Serenity' is a picture of a blanket of fresh snow covering Cloud Croft. If I could have made a living there I would have moved there and never left! Of course this was like 40 years ago, I know it can't have changed too much. Just a thought, if there is a tractor supply, equine bedding is pure corn cob pellets. 10.00 for 100 lbs. Well I just checked, and they have swapped manufacturers and now have pine pellets, you don't want to smoke with pine.
 
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WaterRat

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I got Lumberjack post oak pellets from Dick's at the Rual King price which is 1/2 off of what Dick's sells them for.
I read Dicks doesn't match the rural king price anymore, are they both local in your area?
 

forktender

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I read Dicks doesn't match the rural king price anymore, are they both local in your area?
Dick's is but not R.K.
Where did you see that? I just bought 10 bags last month.
 

kutch98

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There is a Dicks an hour from me, maybe I’ll check there. If not, just drive to El Paso to Academy. I’d hate to go look at fishing gear too. 😂
 

nnolannn

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If you're close to the Texas border HEB sells them I think $12 for 20lb bag
 

kutch98

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I’m 90 miles from the Texas border. But I’m 252 miles from the nearest HEB.
I tried to order through Academy but it said not available for delivery. Guess I’ll just drive down.
 

JWFokker

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I guarantee you can't tell the difference between food smoked with post oak vs white oak vs red oak, no less in pellet form. Just buy some 100% oak pellets from Lumberjack or Bear Mountain. Post oak is some Aaron Franklin nonsense. Nothing special at all about it.
 

mike guy

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Real wood post oak definitely tastes different than other oaks. But agreed you won’t notice it in pellet form. Aaron Franklin isn’t the first to popularize post oak that’s kind of a weird thing to say. It’s been a staple of Texas bbq for a century.
 

JWFokker

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Real wood post oak definitely tastes different than other oaks. But agreed you won’t notice it in pellet form. Aaron Franklin isn’t the first to popularize post oak that’s kind of a weird thing to say. It’s been a staple of Texas bbq for a century.
Because it's extremely common in TX. Like hickory in the Carolinas. But nationally, no one was looking for post oak specifically until he came along and made a big deal about it. And no, you can't taste the difference between oak varieties. You might be able to smell a little difference while it's burning, but there ain't no way you can taste the difference on the meat. If you think you can, that's just the placebo effect.
 

mike guy

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I taste the difference between white oak and post oak. They taste quite a bit different to be honest. Both are fine and I don’t think one is better than the other but they definitely taste different unless you are burning a dirty fire.
 

Fueling Around

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In a pellet pooper, I cannot taste the difference in pellets from the hopper. Even in the smoke mode, they all taste like mild wood.
To get a better smoke profile, I use a smoke tube loaded with pellets of choice.
 

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