Traeger Wood Pellet Flavor Guide
Traditionally, wood chips or chunks have been used in grills and outdoor ovens large enough to use them. Grillers with smaller setups can also use wood chips or wood pellets in gas or charcoal grills by using a smokebox, and recently, wood pellet grills have been making BBQ magic at homes as much as at restaurants. Many grillers enjoy using hardwood pellets because of their convenience and effectiveness compared to other fuels. Great Lakes Ace carries a variety of Traeger Pellets for your home smoker.
ALDER WOOD PELLETS
These pellets are the most versatile because of their mild flavor and aroma. Alder wood gives off a great amount of smoke without overwhelming even the most delicate flavors like chicken, fish, or baked goods.
APPLE WOOD PELLETS
Most often used with poultry and pork, apple wood pellets offer a light fruity smoke that helps enhance mild flavored meats.
CHERRY WOOD PELLETS
One of the more flavorful pellets, cherry wood lends itself to application where you want to add a hearty smoke flavor.
HICKORY WOOD PELLETS
Probably the most widely used pellets in barbecue, hickory pellets release a strong flavor that complements most meats. Some people find hickory can be a little strong and like to mix it with a milder pellet like oak or apple.
MAPLE WOOD PELLETS
Mild with a hint of sweetness, maple pellets are great on pork and especially turkey.
MESQUITE WOOD PELLETS
A favorite of Texas BBQ, mesquite pellets infuse your meat with hearty smoke flavor.
OAK WOOD PELLETS
Oak is a great middle ground as far as smoke intensity goes. A little stronger than cherry or apple, and a little lighter than hickory, Oak is great to use with fish and veggies.
PECAN WOOD PELLETS
Deliciously nutty and even a little spicy, pecan pellets are great with beef, pork, or poultry. They add a great depth to baked goods as well.