Grilling Season is Here: Steak Touch Test

Grilling season is here! Did you know you can check your steak’s progress without cutting into it or using a…

Posted by Wood Pellets on Friday, May 29, 2020

 

Grilling season is here!

Did you know you can check your steak’s progress without cutting into it or using a thermometer? Simply press your index finger into the base of your thumb and make these hand gestures to compare how the steak feels.

Even if you don’t have a wood pellet grill, you can use a few different techniques to get that smoky BBQ infusion for your food.

Shipping is free on 20 pound bags of Bear Mountain BBQ Grilling Pellets!

 

DIY Projects: Wood Pallet Safety Guide

Woodpellets.com Pallet DIYs

We’re always encouraging our customers to try and re-use materials leftover from deliveries. However if you are planning to start a DIY project using wood pallets, it’s important to fully inspect them first.

Begin with checking for any suspicious spills or stains on the pallet. If you find any that aren’t sap, we don’t suggest using that pallet in case of past chemical contamination.

Next, check for the pallet’s stamp, which gives you information about the wood. Even if it could be completely safe, you shouldn’t use a pallet without one.

HT = Heat Treated. Pallets manufactured in North America are heat treated to control pests. This is a good symbol to see on a pallet.
DB = Debarked. This simply means the wood sourced for pallet making has had any bark on it removed. Many pallets have this stamp, but it doesn’t matter either way.
KD = Kiln Dried. The use of ovens or kilns on the wood is to control factors like warping and fungal growth. You might also see a DH code to note the use of dielectric heating.
MB = Methyl Bromide. DO NOT make use of pallets marked MB! Methyl bromide fumigation is a chemical pesticide treatment that can be very hazardous.

According to 1001 Pallets, “In 1987, the Montreal Protocol aimed to regulate the use of methyl bromide, along with multiple other chemicals found to impact the ozone. This type of treatment is now banned in Canada and many countries because it poses health risks to workers handling the pallets. However, you can still find it in some places. If you find an MB pallet (likely from Asia or Oceania), please do not use it for your craft projects or as firewood, find a waste-removal company that can dispose of it properly.”

Learn more about pallet safety here, and check out this visual guide on reading pallet stamps. Stay safe and have fun with your projects!

 

How to Use Wood Pallets in Your Garden

DIY Wood Pallet GardenWoodpellets.com Quality Manager Joy explains how she used wood pallets from a recent delivery to keep her family’s garden organized:

DIY Wood Pallet GardenWe start our garden every year by taking compost from our compost pit. The compost is made of ash from our stove and food waste. We also sprinkle in wet damaged fuel. We then mix the compost with soil and roto-till it into the garden.

The next step was to take our pallets and cut off the bottom layer. We place the pallets into the newly mixed soil. Under the pallets is a plastic barrier, the soil is added on top and then we push the pallets in.

The next step is to take our pre grown plantlings and place them spaced apart.

Using this combination of pallets and the barrier plastic (made from Woodpellets.com delivery shrouds) our peppers, scallions, peas and green beans won’t get strangled with weeds!

Have you re-used wood pallets in your garden? Share your projects with us on the Woodpellets.com Facebook page!

This New 3-Ton Wood Pellet Bundle Helps You Save Money and Burn Strategically

Woodpellets.com 3-Ton Blended BundleOur special Blended Bundle includes one ton of our popular new hardwood/softwood mix, Cleanfire Premium Blend, as well as one ton of the always reliable Cleanfire Hardwood and one ton our best selling softwood, Cleanfire Pacific.

This 3-ton wood pellet pack is not only economical – but strategic as well!

We suggest starting out the heating season with Cleanfire Hardwood, switch to Cleanfire Premium Blend along with lower temperatures, then bring in your Cleanfire Pacific for the coldest part of the winter.

Heating your home by matching the wood pellet heat output with the time of year will maximize your efficiency and your budget.

Read >> New Hardwood/Softwood Mix Available in 40lb and 20lb Bags

Learn more about the Blended Bundle and all the premium pellet fuel available in your area by visiting our website or call the experts at 1-800-PELLETS!

Product Highlight: New Pellet Blend, Lighter 20 Pound Bags and BBQ Grilling Wood Pellets

Cleanfire Premium Blend Wood PelletsNEW Cleanfire Premium Blend Hardwood/Softwood Mix – Available in 40lb and 20lb Bags

We’ve heard your requests for a reliable, premium blend pellet and for lighter bags! If you’re one of the many searching for a clean burning wood pellet fuel that’s perfect for your stove but easy on your wallet, the all new Cleanfire Premium Blend is just what you need.

This all new, all natural pellet blend is a just-right mix of 40% hardwood and 60% softwood – which adds up to an optimal burn experience.

With an impressive heat output of over 8500 BTUs and a low ash content of less than .6%, you’ll be able to keep your home nice and warm without all the extra cleaning. Choose the standard 40 pound bag or opt for the convenience of lighter 20 pound bags!

Bear Mountain BBQ Bear Mountain BBQ Grilling Pellets

Woodpellets.com is proud to offer a premium BBQ pellet! Bear Mountain BBQ wood pellets are expertly blended by dedicated craftsmen to create the perfect balance of savory, smoky flavor for a meal you won’t forget.

Bear Mountain 100% natural grilling pellets are made in the USA with only the highest quality hardwoods – with no fillers, binders or oils. This dedication to quality results in flavor you can count on for the perfect BBQ, time and time again.

If you don’t have a wood pellet grill, you can still get that smoky BBQ flavor using a few different techniques. Try all five flavors to take your next meal to the next level!

GOURMET BLEND: The signature flavor. A perfect balance of smokiness blended with subtle, sweet notes to enhance meat, fish and veggies.

HICKORY: Robust smoke flavor for beloved BBQ meats like ribs, butts and brisket. A classic choice sure to please!

MESQUITE: Strong, earthy, uniquely bold smokiness that enhances every cut of beef. Also pairs nicely with a milder flavor, like Apple!

APPLE: Never heavy and always delights. Perfect for ham, fish and poultry.

CHERRY: Adds a sweet, fruity pop to all your favorite meats and veggies.

Bear Mountain BBQ Pellets Ship Free!

No Pellet Grill? No Problem! Use BBQ Wood Pellets on Any Grill

If you don’t have a wood pellet grill, that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the smoky flavor infusion of cooking with wood pellets. Lynn from Happier Than A Pig In Mud, a seasoned crafting/cooking/baking blogger, recently shared a healthy recipe using her propane grill and Bear Mountain BBQ wood pellets in a foil pan.

“I started by heating up my grill on high with the pellets in a pan right on top of the burner plates. Then I turned off the burners with the pellets, using more indirect heat for the pellets once the grill got hot. I cooked a grill pan meal with the lid down trapping the smoke. Since I was mostly curious to taste the smoky flavor, I only used olive oil and a little Montreal Steak seasoning. With pork tenderloin, peppers, onions and asparagus – this made one mighty fine meal.”

How to Use Wood Pellets to BBQ on Any Type of Grill

Want to add some smoky flavor to your grill game? Here’s a few ways to use bbq pellets without a wood pellet grill:

Sprinkle Method

Ideal for a charcoal grill setup, simply sprinkle a large handful of pellets on hot coals to get going. Close the lid to allow the pellets to smoke, not flame. Enjoy when your meat has reached the desired temperature.

Pan Method

Fill a small baking pan approximately 1/3 full with your choice of bbq wood pellets. Cover with foil and poke a few small holes in the middle of the foil. Place the pan on your grill’s heat source. Close the lid to allow the pellets to smoke – not flame. Enjoy when your meat has reached the desired temperature.

Foil Pouch Method

Fold a large handful of pellets in aluminum foil safe for grilling, and crimp the edges. Poke a few small holes in the foil pouch and place on or near the heat source.

If you really want to commit to infusing wood pellet smoke into your grilling, you could also consider using some stainless steel attachments made for this purpose. There are a wide variety of pellet smoker tubes designed to produce smoke for up to 5 hours.

Are you ready to grill like a pro? Bear Mountain BBQ Wood Pellets deliver the consistent quality you need to take your grill game to the next level. Order online for free shipping on 20-pound bags, available in 5 gourmet flavors!

A Message from Woodpellets.com Amid COVID-19 Uncertainty

As more and more events are cancelled, quarantines are issued, and increasing crowds are rushing out to stock up on a dwindling availability of home essentials, tension is on the rise.

For many, one of those essential staples is a reliable wood pellet supply. Please understand that we take home heating very seriously. Therefore, in order to avoid potential shortages, we have heavily invested in additional raw materials to secure our supply chain and are building up more inventory to be available immediately.

Of course, our loyal customers will always have priority. However, we’ll also be working hard to accommodate anyone looking for wood pellet fuel.

If you want to stock up your wood pellet supply now, but would rather avoid public exposure risk, we’re here for you. Visit Woodpellets.com or call 1-800-PELLETS to speak with a representative.

During this time of uncertainty, one thing you can be sure of is our dedication to your home heating needs. We are in this with you, and we’ve got you covered.

– Woodpellets.com

To learn more about what you can do to stay safe, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov

Coupon Code for New Upcycled Wood Fiber Cat Litter by Catalyst

An Earth-Conscious Mission to Overthrow the Litter Aisle.

Lignetics, Woodpellets.com’s parent company, has launched a new brand of cat litter made entirely from sustainably recycled wood. It’s natural like your heating pellets, but with everything your cat needs for litter.

Click here to shop the Catalyst site and use discount code WOODPELLETS for 30% off your first order!

What are some of the benefits of switching to Catalyst litter?

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SUSTAINABILITY 🌍

Catalyst is made from upcycled wood fiber and decomposes naturally – it is 100% renewable!

Clay litter goes straight to the landfill and lasts forever.

SCENT / ODOR CONTROL👃

Due to its wood base, Catalyst has a natural and gentle pine scent that effectively masks odors. For the cats that prefer no scent, a new unscented version is now available!

Other litters often use strong synthetic perfumes that may harm your cat’s health.

WEIGHT / USAGE 🏋️‍♀️

Catalyst is half the weight of clay litter and lasts three times as long per pound!

Do you really want to be lugging around a heavy bag of clay litter all day? Catalyst litter is lighter which cuts down on transportation costs and emissions.

CLUMPING 😺

Catalyst clumps better than any other natural litter brand and has 3x the absorption of clay litter.

Leading natural litters are easily tracked through your home due to poor clumping.

DUST 🌪

Catalyst does not have any dust fumes because of its wood fiber material.

Clay litter often has nasty airborne dust plumes that can bother your cat’s lungs!

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Our original formula is purr-fect for all cats

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No smell what so ever…no dust..no mess!!! Clumps like a dream and so easy to scoop! Thank you again for everything and I’m shopping with you guys from now on!! Fast delivery!!!

– Lori L.

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Catalyst litter is seriously amazing. My cats took to it right away. It’s so soft on their pads and conceals odor very well. Very easy to scoop too. I am so happy to be using an eco-friendly litter now. I’ll never go back to clay litter.

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I’ve tried every type of clay litter under the sun and have found NOTHING to help with the odor of having four cats. Catalyst is a dream come true. The pine smell is amazing and the odor control is unmatched. Not to mention it is super lightweight and clumps better than any clay litter I ever used. It also doesn’t track like regular clay litter. 10/10 would recommend. I’m not going back! 

– Sara S.  

How to Recycle Your Empty Plastic Wood Pellet Bags

As a company in the business of green energy, we’re very aware of the serious problems our environment is faced with. While recycling rates have been increasing along with growing public concern over pollution and landfills, there is much room for improvement. In 2017 alone, there were 267.8 million tons of trash generated – and 139.6 million tons of that ended up in landfills.

Read >> Study Shows Carbon Savings from Forest Residue Based Power 

Read >>  Materials, Waste and Recycling EPA Facts & Figures

Avoiding single-use plastics and participating in home recycling are a couple of easy ways many Americans contribute to a greener future. Regarding the bags your wood pellets are delivered in, there is more we can do – aside from finding new ways to upcycle them.

Plastics labeled with the recyclable arrows symbol are categorized for acceptance based on your municipality. Find out if your town accepts wood pellet bags, which are low-density polyethylene (LDPE) number 4-coded plastic, for curbside pickup hereIf your town does not allow this type of plastic in your blue recycling bin, you don’t have to just throw it away.

Thousands of stores across the country have entryway drop off locations for those plastics not accepted in traditional recycling programs. Like many folks, you have probably walked right past these boxes in places like Target, Walmart and Hannaford without noticing them! Many clean, dry, empty plastics can be brought to these drop boxes, including clean pellet bags, bread bags, dry cleaning bags, shipping air pillows, shopping bags and so much more. To find your local list of drop off locations, enter your zip code here.

Proper recycling can be a challenge due to variations in recycling programs, unclear labeling, and inaccurate recyclability claims. Have you ever seen the How2Recycle symbol on items in your home? The How2Recycle labeling program was created to provide consistent and transparent on-package recycling information, making it easier to know what to do with non-recyclable plastics. Any package that you see with the How2Recycle Store Drop-Off label can be brought to any drop off location.

So what happens to these plastics? Instead of ending up in landfills, these materials are recycled into synthetic lumber for decking, park benches and playground sets. The broken down plastic is also commonly used to make new bags, pallets and containers. Learn more about the entire process and how you can help from the experts at Plastic Film Recycling!

 

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