- May 4, 2022
- Reaction score
- Chicago suburbs
- Ironwood 885
Have to wonder if some of the strong off-profile smoke flavor could have been from the mesquite. That wood has a strong output of smoke flavor and not something that is liked by a lot of people. I used up my charcoal pellets. I had Lumberjack and Pit Boss. I didn't mix them with any othwr pellets and they both seemed fine. In the end I wound up mixing them together.
Might be worth another 'test'. Try not mixing them with any other wood pellet or maybe try a lighter smoke profile wood pellet
I personally don't mind mesquite smoke, but thought it may be worth mentioning seeing many don't like it
I have never tried straight Mesquite pellets in the Traeger, but I had used Mesquite chips in my gas grill smoker box. Using the combination of Mesquite and Charcoal blend did not work, but I also used the same combination in a couple of smoke tubes that were a recent combination. If I had omitted the smoke tube, it might have been fine.
I have not given up on either the charcoal blend pellets or the mesquite pellets, but I won't use them in combination. Next time I do a beef cook, I might blend the mesquite with oak and hickory. Or I might use the charcoal with something other than mesquite. Failed experiments are part of the scientific process, but that does not mean you should quite experimenting.