The Wood-Fired Difference

Why Wood Fired?

Quality hardwood fuel is pivotal in cooking rich, flavorful food outdoors. A wood pellet grill is the only barbecue that can create thick, smooth smoke that evenly circulates, enveloping every inch of food with aromatic and memorable wood-fired flavor. Fire up consistent results every time, and taste the difference.

  • Hardwood
  • Charcoal
  • Gas
  • Taste
    Versatility / Convection
    Renewable Resource
    Smoke Capability
    100% Natural

Mill to Grill

Creating 100% food grade hardwood pellets comes naturally to Traeger. Our four US mills process pure hardwood, blended for the perfect balance of smoke to heat and superior quality you can taste every time. Crafting the highest quality hardwood pellets on the market starts from the ground up. We built our plants near sawmills that provide us with hardwood, enabling us to oversee production from mill to grill.

We dedicate our pellet plants to manufacturing food grade pellets only to maintain the purity of our machinery. The beauty of our pellets is in the simplicity. Traeger pellets contain 2 natural ingredients: our signature blend of hardwoods and simple soybean oil, used in small portions as a natural die lubricant. When manufacturing the premium hardwood pellets that elevate your meal to the next level, less is always more. No additives, no fillers or binding agents, just simply superior, unmatched flavor delivery.

Cooking with Wood

Whether preparing sweet and saucy Kansas City, flavorful Memphis, bold and spicy Texas, or succulent and tangy Carolina barbecue—smoke is the secret ingredient. Traeger transcends ordinary grill capabilities allowing you to grill, smoke, bake, braise, and roast in addition to traditional BBQ. From low and slow to hot and fast grilling, our even temperatures and consistent smoke output will transform you from a backyard novice into a Pit Master.

Pellet Guide

Pellet Guide

The Secret to Superior Smoke

Thick and even smoke delivery depends on the quality of your fuel. Traeger has dedicated years to developing a blend of hardwoods with the compact cell structure needed for a balanced, dependable burn. Our natural formulas range from 100% blends of Oak, Maple and Alder for a mild flavor profile to 70% Alder combined with 30% Apple, Cherry, Hickory, Mesquite, or Pecan for a robust smoke, all with a 5% burn (BTU) to smoke ratio. We maintain our moisture content firmly at 5%—the sweet spot—with no deviation, only consistent cooking. Our blends are bark free, for a clean and efficient burn with less than 1% ash content. This translates into the perfect proportion of smoke to heat with minimal waste, infusing your food with rich, natural flavor.