Wood Pellet Grilling Tips and Information

 

Grilling ToolsThere 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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Match Up Your BBQ Grilling with Your Wood Pellet Smoke Flavor

Always feel free to use any flavor of Bear Mountain BBQ wood pellets for your grilling and/or smoking, no matter what you’re cooking up. However, the following chart is a helpful guide on tried and true pair recommendations.

Bear Mountain BBQ Wood Pellet Flavor Grill Guide

Gourmet Blend

This is Bear Mountain’s signature BBQ flavor and most popular pick. The time-tested Gourmet Blend is a perfect balance of smokiness blended with subtle, sweet notes to enhance meat, fish and veggies. This flavor of bbq wood pellets is an essential to have on hand, since it pairs great with anything you’re grilling.

>> Hot Smoked Salmon Recipe

Hickory

The robust hickory smoke flavor is an ideal match for all the beloved BBQ meats like ribs, butts and brisket. It’s classic choice sure to please even the pickiest eaters.

>>Beef Brisket on the Grill Recipe

Mesquite

A bold choice for the expert griller, Bear Mountain BBQ Mesquite wood pellets inject an earthy, distinct smokiness into every cut of beef. Have you tried blending flavors of grilling pellets? The strong mesquite flavor can be smoothly enhanced by a milder flavor – like Apple.

>>Bone-In Pork Chops Recipe

Apple

Never heavy, always a crowd-pleaser. Take a walk on the mild side! Apple is a delightfully light flavor perfect for ham, fish and poultry.

>>Grilled Apple Chicken Recipe

Cherry

Add a sweet, fruity pop to all your favorite meats and veggies with Bear Mountain BBQ Cherry Wood Pellets.

>>Smoked Lamb on the Grill Recipe

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How to BBQ with Wood Pellets on Any Type of Grill

Loading up your pellet grill or smoker with wood pellets is easy. But what if you have another type of grill, but still want the smoky infusion from wood pellets in your meal?
How to Use Wood Pellets to BBQ on Any Type of Grill

Here’s a few ways to use bbq pellets on other types of grills:

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 coals the heat source of your grill. 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 coals or 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!

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