Pellet Smokers - Everything you need to know
As you know, we're big fans of the pellet smoker style of 'queing. Pellet smokers are built for excellent taste and flavour, and they can take the guesswork out of wood fire cooking.
Here at Smoked BBQ Co we only stock the best pellet smokers and the perfect flavour is guaranteed with our grills and versatility. Think of them as your solution to your BBQ needs.
Use the smokers at low temperatures for ribs, briskets, and pulled pork. You can even crank up the heat for BBQ classics like wood-fired pizza. There are many reasons that our pellet smokers are becoming a go-to option for every occasion.
If you're thinking of purchasing a pellet smoker or have some questions, we've put together these FAQ Guide to help.
Pellet Smoker FAQs
1. Why Invest in Wood Pellet Smoker?
Camp Chef Woodwind Pro: Introducing the first and only pellet grill that runs not only wood pellets but now gives the versatility of using pellets, wood chunks and charcoal all at the same time, or separately depending on what you are cooking and your chosen method. A complete redesign of how the smoke travels and remains inside the chamber producing flavours of an offset smoker combined with the ease of use of a pellet grill. Game changer!! A separate gas sidekick is an optional extra giving you a small gas BBQ attached to your smoker with a variety of accessories that will run off this sidekick, stoned pizza oven and chargrill box.
GMG - Green Mountain Grills: Prime Plus offer not only one of the most sort after pellet grills by the Pros and regularly used by some of the best BBQ competition team in the world, but one of the most versatile grills available. Offering a Wood fired pizza oven attachment that is outstanding and produces authentic wood fired pizzas in minutes, but also houses a heavy-duty rotisserie. Other differences lie in the grill view window, pellet window, and dual meat probes.
Versatile: One of the most significant reasons to invest in such smokers is their versatility. From grilling, smoking, baking, roasting, searing, pizzas, rotisseries and braising to barbecuing, pellet smokers can do anything and everything.
Easy to Use: These smokers are so easy to use. All you need to do is prepare your food with your choice of rub or sauce, pour pellets into the hopper, notch up the temperature a bit, and you’re good to go.
100% Natural & Fantatstic Flavour: You can either mix a combination of hardwood pellets or experiment with a variety of different woods. It will help you achieve the best-natural wood-fired flavour. These woods pair perfectly with whatever you plan to cook in your pellet smoker.
2. Do pellet smokers produce enough smoke?
Most people say cooking on a pellet grill produces just the right amount of smoke flavour in their food. Thanks to their pure hardwood sawdust composition and the fan-forced air inside of pellet grills, wood pellets are designed to completely combust, resulting in subtle smokiness with no bitter creosote flavour. In short, it’s almost impossible to over-smoke food on a pellet grill. With the right knowledge of different pellets and combinations of pellets gives flexibility on achieving the smoke profile you are looking for E.G deep and rich or sweet and smokey.
3. How often should I clean my grill?
Ideally, you should clean your grill grate after each use. This will help ensure that any substances spilled and/or residual grease are removed. Beyond a basic cleaning each time you use the grill, you’ll also want to vacuum out ash at least every two to three cooking sessions and deep-clean the grill two or three times each year. Change the foil on the grill’s drip tray and empty the drip bucket on an as-needed basis.
4. How long can you store pellets?
The longevity of wood pellets depends greatly on the humidity of their storage area. While in areas with high humidity, pellets can be stored for about 3 months, in dry areas, the duration increases by double. You can store them for 6 months without any worry. You must store the pellets in an airtight bucket or container to keep them in good shape.
5. Are pellets good for smoking?
Yes! In fact, this is what the vast majority of them are best at. There’s a reason all major flavours of smoking woods also exist as pellets. All you have to do to smoke on a pellet grill is set the temperature controller to 225–250 degrees Fahrenheit and treat your food as you would in any other smoker. Pellets without binders, chemicals, liquid flavourings and that are virgin hardwoods are what you should be using for the best results.
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