When I got my Traeger my friend gave me two bags of Traeger pellets. I figured out that I can’t find any difference in them or others except the price. I use Costco brand and whatever I find a good deal on. Wood is wood when it comes to burning pellets, I get my smoke flavor from my smoke tubes.Reading that you can use Pit Boss pellets as well. . Looks like they are 50%cheaper than Treager.
Yeah, charcoal is designed to smolder, not burn. If you want to add some charcoal flavor to your cooks, you can blend the charcoal pellets sparingly into your wood pellets.The only pellets I bought that I threw away after trying to use them was the 100% charcoal pellets from Royal Oak. I had to vacuum out my auger. They wouldn’t burn. I even tried to use them in my smoke tubes, again they didn’t want to stay burning.