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Pellet Guide

Pellet Guide

Traeger wood pellets are made from 100% natural hardwood that means no fillers, binding agents, bark material, or artificial additives sourced from five Traeger-owned U.S. mill facilities. The different types of wood we use burn and release flavor differently, so each pellet flavor requires its own unique blend of natural hardwoods to provide consistent flavor and performance.

The production of all of our wood pellets involves using a small amount of food-grade soybean oil, which functions as a lubricant for our machines. In some specialty wood pellet flavors, the food-grade soybean oil is infused with natural woods, herbs or citrus. During our patented production process, the food-grade soybean oil helps combine these natural flavors into our 100% hardwood pellets. This delivers the perfect amount of flavor while maintaining the optimal burn-to-smoke ratio.

As the only company that owns and operates its entire pellet production from mill to grill Traeger is able to offer the highest standard U.S.-made, food-grade quality pellets.
  • All pellets are a blend of either Alder or Oak plus the wood flavor:
    • West Coast: Alder + Other Wood
    • East Coast: Oak + Other wood
  • All pellets a small amount of food-grade soybean oil because it is used to lubricate the machinery in the mills.
  • Pellets contain no additives. They are held together by the naturally-occuring lignins in the wood from the extreme pressure applied in the pellet press equipment.

Proper Pellet Storage

  • Pellets should be stored in a dry, airtight container to prevent moisture and humidity from compromising pellet quality
  • We recommend using a bucket and lid for storage (BAC370 lid, BAC430 bucket)
  • Pellets may be compromised if they are light in color, not shiny, dusty, break easily, or the bag has lots of sawdust in it

Pellet Blend

We have multiple blends that we sell. Blends are a mix of multiple types of wood as seen in the chart below. There are also some unique blends that have a combination of multiple woods and even citrus and rosemary.

Signature Blend: Hickory, Maple, Cherry
Reserve Blend: Oak, Cherry, Apple
Costco Gourmet Blend: Maple, Hickory, Cherry
Texas Beef Blend: Oak, Mesquite, Pecan
Turkey Blend: Oak, Hickory, Maple, Rosemary herbs
Realtree Big Game Blend: Hickory, Red Oak, White Oak, Rosemary herbs
Winemaker's Blend: Hickory, Oak, Maple, Alder
Leinenkugel Summer Shandy Blend: Alder, Maple, Citrus