Be Careful When Working with Wood Pallets

We love hearing from our customers on how they re-use leftover wood pallets from a home delivery.

If you decide to work on your own pallet DIY, be sure to take a look at the markings first. Remember to only reuse wood pallets stamped with “HT” – which stands for Heat Treated.

To learn more about what different stamps mean, and what pallet safety is all about, check out 1001 Pallets.

If you decide to burn your wood pallets, make sure you take into consideration where the metal remains will end up.

Check out the video below to see how many nails are leftover after burning – and how hidden they can be.


Do you have any pallet projects to share? Let us know!

Wood Pellet Market Survey: Participate for a Chance to Win!

In order to understand buying patterns and current perceptions of pellet heating system buyers, the Quebec Wood Export Bureau (QWEB) is conducting a market study we encourage you to participate in.

Anyone that completes the survey by August 16, 2019 will be entered to win $450 of wood pellet fuel plus delivery!

All participant information will be held in the strictest confidence and will not be shared for any reason other than in the event of a prize win.

This short online survey is available here:


Terms and conditions to participate in the drawing of $450 worth of wood pellets (including cost of delivery): ✓ Drawing participation conditions: participants must be 21 years old or more, be a resident of the United States, eligible to take the poll, he must complete the poll questionnaire, submit it online along with his contact information (Name. home address, phone number and email address). Only one person per household may participate in the drawing. No purchase necessary. ✓ Date and time limits: August 16, 2019, at midnight (Eastern Daylight Time). ✓ Prize allocation method description: each completed questionnaire files online is numbered. A number will be selected randomly allowing to identify the winning questionnaire and thus the winner. John Arsenault, Manager of the Quebec Wood Export Bureau (QWEB), will make the drawing along with a witness. ✓ Prize description: $450 worth of wood pellets, in bags, including delivery, will be delivered to the winner’s home address. ✓ Location, date and time of the prize winner: at the offices of the Quebec Wood Export Bureau (QWEB), located at 979 Ave de Bourgogne, suite 540, Quebec (QC) G1W 2L4, Canada on August 30, 2019 at noon (EDT). ✓ Means of communication with prize winner: by telephone. ✓ Date and time limit for prize delivery to a winner: October 30, 2019 at midnight (EDT). ✓ Location of winner results: the name of the winner will be posted on the Quebec Wood Export Bureau site at ( ✓ In case it is impossible to reach the winner: if it proves to be impossible to reach the winner by phone, by email or by regular mail, a second questionnaire number will be randomly drawn after October 30, 2019. It will take at most one month to contact the second winner and deliver the prize.



Wood Pellet Grilling Tips and Information

There are so many grilling tools on the market. What should I have on hand?

All of the BBQ options can get overwhelming – so just start with the basics. You’ll need a solid grill brush for cleanup, a heavy duty spatula, high quality tongs, meat thermometer, and a basting brush.

The test team at Wirecutter tested all these tools and more on 100 burgers, 20 chickens, and 10 pounds of vegetables on nine different grills over four days. Check out the results here.

After you’ve secured the essential bbq tools, you can always expand your collection! Grill baskets to avoid grate messes, meat claws for easy shredding, marinade injector for maximum flavor, and even a personalized branding iron are all popular choices.

I heard that you’re supposed to match the brand of BBQ pellets with the grill. Is this true?

This topic comes up a lot. Nate from Bear Mountain BBQ explains:

Very often, the pellet grill manufacturers instruct you to use their pellets, with some going so far as to state that failure to do so will void the warranty. Why? Well, there’s the obvious reason that they want you buy their pellets. However, it really has more to do with ensuring that the grill runs properly, and that starts with using quality pellets. The easiest way for pellet grill makers to guarantee you’re using good pellets is to have you use theirs, which they know meet the desired quality standards. They can’t make that guarantee about another brand of pellets.

Of course, it’s always best to use a high quality pellet produced by a reputable manufacturer. Most pellet grills can experience problems when fueled with low-quality cut-rate pellets that produce excessive ash. Make sure you purchase from a brand that you trust for the best grilling experience.

How are wood pellets flavored for grilling?

While we can’t speak for other brands, there are no additives used for Bear Mountain BBQ grilling pellets. They are created using basewood/fruitwood blends, perfected by experienced craftsmen over the years. This mix process allows the aroma and flavors of the various fruitwoods to shine, while providing a reliable, consistent burn performance throughout the product line.

Bear Mountain BBQ boasts a full range of grilling and smoking pellets that add a significant flavor boost. Hickory, for example, adds richness to steaks. Apple brings out the sweetness in pork. Cherry takes chicken beyond delicious. All using zero additives, zero binders and no bark — just pure, kiln dried hardwood for mouthwatering flavor.

Use any flavor of Bear Mountain BBQ wood pellets for your grilling and/or smoking. However, the following chart is a helpful guide on tried and true pair recommendations.

Bear Mountain BBQ Wood Pellet Flavor Grill Guide

How long does it take wood pellet grills to start up?

In terms of the actual pellets igniting, this is mostly dependent on the manufacturer and age of the grill. A newer grill will have a faster lighting time, but the average is around 3-5 minutes. There are a number of other factors that affect lighting time such as burn pot cleanliness, operation of the fan, and even the weather.

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