Pellets Sam's Club Pellets - Smokehouse brand?

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Does anyone here have any experience/feedback on the pellets they sell at Sam's Club stores? Smokehouse brand blend.
Price is very reasonable on them. Blend is Hickory, Oak, Maple, Cherry.

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They get good reviews here:
 
Wow, $15 for 40 pounds is a great price if they produce good results!
 
I picked up a bag today.
I will report back after a few cooks with them.
 
So far, so good.
Two cooks on these pellets now. The first was whole stuffed chicken breasts (smoked, then cooked at 375), roasted cauliflower & broccoli and bacon for warm salad (Traeger recipe).

The second cook was balsamic/honey glazed salmon fillets (also from Traeger app), smoked then cooked at 350), with grilled asparagus on the side.

Pellets performed well, smoked evenly, maintained heat well, and smoke flavor of both cooks was subtle and excellent. A good all-around blend for cooking most foods.

After two cooks, the pellet ash residue doesn't seem to be any more than the Traeger Signature Blend I used prior to these Smokehouse brand, or to the CampChef apple I used recently for ribs.

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I think these are good pellets at a bargain price. I am going to pick up a couple more 40# bags while they are still in the Sam's Club store, since this is a seasonal item.
 
So far, so good.
Two cooks on these pellets now. The first was whole stuffed chicken breasts (smoked, then cooked at 375), roasted cauliflower & broccoli and bacon for warm salad (Traeger recipe).

The second cook was balsamic/honey glazed salmon fillets (also from Traeger app), smoked then cooked at 350), with grilled asparagus on the side.

Pellets performed well, smoked evenly, maintained heat well, and smoke flavor of both cooks was subtle and excellent. A good all-around blend for cooking most foods.

After two cooks, the pellet ash residue doesn't seem to be any more than the Traeger Signature Blend I used prior to these Smokehouse brand, or to the CampChef apple I used recently for ribs.

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I think these are good pellets at a bargain price. I am going to pick up a couple more 40# bags while they are still in the Sam's Club store, since this is a seasonal item.
Thanks for the review! I picked up a bag yesterday. You can't beat the price. If I like them I will probably stock up on them since it is a seasonal item.
 
I’ve used them. Can’t tell a difference between those and traeger pellets. I also use pitboss and every other brand that’s on sale or I find at a good price. Haven’t been disappointed with any so far.
 
Hi everyone, long time traeger owner, new to the forum. Anyone have some long term use of these pellets? I have gone through about 200 lbs worth and I am having a flaky residue build up on my firepot, underside of the grease tray and other areas in the grill. I really dont remember that happening with traeger pellets (or even lumberjack ones) but I feel like this is something new. I clean my traegers often, have owned them for many years and I cook about 40-60 hours a month. So I go through a lot of pellets but this isnt build up from neglect. I have attached a picture of one of the flakes. Any thoughts?
 

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If you have a Buc-ee's or an Academy store, you can get 40# of B&B Championship blend for $14.99 every day. It's a great overall blend for pellet cooking.
 
Hi everyone, long time traeger owner, new to the forum. Anyone have some long term use of these pellets? I have gone through about 200 lbs worth and I am having a flaky residue build up on my firepot, underside of the grease tray and other areas in the grill. I really dont remember that happening with traeger pellets (or even lumberjack ones) but I feel like this is something new. I clean my traegers often, have owned them for many years and I cook about 40-60 hours a month. So I go through a lot of pellets but this isnt build up from neglect. I have attached a picture of one of the flakes. Any thoughts?
That actually looks like a moisture type flake created by condensation from rapid heat build-up of dissimilar metals when there is heavy humidity. Jus sayin...
 
Does anyone here have any experience/feedback on the pellets they sell at Sam's Club stores? Smokehouse brand blend.
Price is very reasonable on them. Blend is Hickory, Oak, Maple, Cherry.

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They get good reviews here:

Most of my smoking is with Smokehouse Brand (LumberJack at Rural King is my other brand if I want a different speciality wood) . The Smokehouse pellets work great for me at a great price. I have used both the Hickory-Oak-Maple-Cherry Blend and the Hickory-Oak Blend. Both are available at our local Sam's Clubs for 14.97 for 40 pound bags. Smokehouse pellets seem to have better smoke output and less ash residue then the Traeger pellets I used in the past. I have now run over 160 pounds thru my Silverton 810.
Will never use Traeger brand Pellets again as in my experience they offer poor smoke level/flavor, much ash, and a high price.
 
Now that would make sense, I am in Houston so plenty of humidity!
That actually looks like a moisture type flake created by condensation from rapid heat build-up of dissimilar metals when there is heavy humidity. Jus sayin...
 
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