Pellets Can I use GMG Pellets

mdamour

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Hey Everyone

New Traeger owner here and I have to say, I am loving it! I ended up going with the 1300 which is probably overkill for what I will be using it for but better too big than too small!

I have a quick question for everyone as I haven’t managed to find much information online. I have heard a lot of good reviews about GMG quality of pellets as well as lumberjack.

Am I able to use GMG or lumberjack pellets without voiding a warranty? I have heard that Traeger pellets have oils in them for enhanced flavour and would rather go full natural for flavour and quality

Thanks in advance!
 

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Should be no problem if they are a quality pellet, not crumbly or dusty.

BTW, I have called Traeger and asked about "Flavored Oils", they say that they don't use them. They do use small amounts of flavorless veg oil in the pressing process. Their pellets are listed as "100% pure hardwood" so there is some blending on their part to ensure a consistent burn between flavors.

I have tried other brands, "CookinPellets" etc that list as 100% Hickory.

All of them burn just fine.
 

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I used GMG Texas Blend for one of my brisket cooks this summer. They created a great smoked flavor and definitely on my list of 'buy again' pellets. They didn't create a lot of ash and the temps held good throughout the cook.
I used Lumberjack as well. Great flavor and smoke as well. But this brand created the most ash I have experienced in all the pellets I have used.
Just my take on the two
 

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I also have a T-1300 and had the same initial idea, better large than to small....
I insulated the grill which seems to have cut the burn rate, so Traeger pellets are significantly more cost effective than before the insulation project and Traeger pellets are easier to find here....
last night i ran the 1300 to 450 for 45 min and the lid stayed right around 100...
this may prove useful in Ontario Canada (or is it California....)
 

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