Pellets Pellet grab bag (or grab bucket)

Murphy's Law

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I started a bucket that has misc pellets just dumped in for various reasons (i.e. last of a bag and I don't plan on buying that brand and/or flavor, etc). My plan is to just use these if/when I want to cook something at high heat and I'm not overly worried about a smoke profile, I just need "energy" to produce lots of heat.

Anyone else do this?
 

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Kind of. I had Traeger hickory that was about used up so I dumped them into a bucket of Bear Mountain hickory. Like I said in a different thread I can't tell the difference in smoke
 

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I’ve added Bear Mountain Cherry and Oak to my grab bag. I plan to put a few cups in the hopper each time I light off the grill and also in my smoke tube when I use it in the Genesis.
 

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I have one too, it’s called my hopper.😁
 

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I was watching a pellet grill video and the guy who owned the grill store was asked what kind of pellets he used for his cooks. He said that he used a broken bag mix. Whenever a bag was torn in the store he dumped the chips in a large bin and used whatever was in the bin for his next cook.

Many people use competition blends which are generally a blend of oak, hickory, cherry and maple or something similar. As long as you like the smoke flavor of each of the pellets that go into your personal blend, it should turn out just fine.

Just be careful with pellets that have a strong flavor like mesquite. If you grew up in West Texas, everything tastes good with mesquite; but if you grew up elsewhere, you might find the flavor too potent for some types of cooks.
 

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I have been using Lumberjack pellets, 100% oak and 100% hickory. Good flavor. Are they more flavorful than others - don’t know. Going to try their mesquite blend next Being from the Great State I miss the taste/flavor. Will let y’all know if they are any good.
 

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