Best Value Hickory Pellets Per Lb

Hi, I’m Chris. I started back in 2007.

I have my main article on the best value pellets for smoking/grilling. This article is to specifically cover the best-value Hickory pellets currently on the market for grilling/smoking. Hickory pellets are well suited to beef, pork and poultry. However, some pellets you can buy are Hickory blended pellets (some Oak in there), while others are 100% Hickory pellets. Therefore, I’ve separated the two types of Hickory pellets below and ordered the best value brands. Enjoy 🙂

Best Value Hickory Pellets Per Lb

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Pellets$ per lbTypical Bag Price ($)Bag Size (lbs)Blend or Single SpeciesFlavorBrandAvailabilityAvailabilityAvailabilityAvailability
Expert Grill Bold Blend0.331030BlendHickory, PecanExpert
Expert Grill Sweet Blend0.331030BlendApple, CherryExpert
Expert Grill Five Star Blend0.331030BlendOak, HickoryExpert
Pit Boss Peach Blend0.381540BlendOak, PeachPit
Pit Boss Fruit Blend0.381540BlendCherry, Apple, MaplePit
Pit Boss Fall Blend0.381540BlendApple, HickoryPit
Pit Boss Harvest Blend0.381540BlendApple, PecanPit
Pit Boss Spring Blend0.381540BlendOak, Apple, CherryPit
Pit Boss Freedom Blend0.381540BlendHickory, CharcoalPit
Pit Boss Pitmaster Blend0.381540BlendCherry, Oak, Hickory, MaplePit
Pit Boss Trophy Blend0.381540BlendWhite Oak, Red Oak, HickoryPit
Pit Boss Classic Blend0.381540BlendPecan, Hickory, MesquitePit
Pit Boss Competition Blend0.381540BlendHickory, Maple, ApplePit
Pit Boss Oak Pellets0.421740Single SpeciesOakPit
B&B Championship Blend0.421740BlendOak, Cherry, PecanB&
Bear Mountain Oak Pellets0.431740Single SpeciesOakBear
Bear Mountain Mesquite Pellets0.431840BlendMesquiteBear
Bear Mountain Hickory Pellets0.431740BlendHickoryBear
Bear Mountain Apple Pellets0.431740BlendAppleBear
Pit Boss Charcoal Blend Pellets0.45920BlendOak, CharcoalPit
Pit Boss Hickory Pellets0.451840BlendHickoryPit
B&B Pecan Pellets0.501020Single SpeciesPecanB&
Bear Mountain Pecan Pellets0.502040BlendPecanBear
Pit Boss Pecan Pellets0.502040BlendPecanPit
B&B Oak Pellets0.501020Single SpeciesOakB&
B&B Mesquite Pellets0.501020Single SpeciesMesquiteB&
Pit Boss Mesquite Pellets0.501840BlendMesquitePit
B&B Cherry Pellets0.501020Single SpeciesCherryB&
Pit Boss Cherry Pellets0.502040BlendCherryPit
Pit Boss Whiskey Barrel Blend Pellets0.52040BlendWhiskey BarrelPit
Pit Boss Maple Pellets0.502040BlendMaplePit
B&B Hickory Pellets0.501020Single SpeciesHickoryB&
B&B Apple Pellets0.51020Single SpeciesAppleB&
Pit Boss Apple Blend0.502040BlendApplePit
Camp Chef Cherry Pellets0.651320BlendCherryCamp
Camp Chef Hickory Pellets0.651320BlendHickoryCamp
Camp Chef Apple Pellets0.651320BlendAppleCamp
Bear Mountain Savory BBQ Pellets0.652640BlendOak, Hickory, MapleBear
Bear Mountain Sweet BBQ Pellets0.652640BlendOak, Maple, CherryBear
Bear Mountain Bold Pellets0.652640BlendOak, Mesquite, HickoryBear
Bear Mountain Gourmet Pellets0.652640BlendOak, Hickory, Maple, CherryBear
GMG Apple Blend
Bear Mountain Bourbon BBQ Pellets0.701420BlendWhiskey BarrelBear
GMG Fruitwood Blend0.712028BlendCherry, Beach,
GMG Texas Blend0.712028BlendOak, Hickory,
GMG Gold Blend0.712028BlendOak, Hickory,
Louisiana Grills Cherry Pellets0.722940BlendCherryLouisiana
Louisiana Grills Mesquite Pellets0.732940BlendMesquiteLouisiana
Louisiana Grills Charcoal Blend0.732940BlendOak, CharcoalLouisiana
Jim Beam Pellets0.751520BlendWhiskey BarrelJim
Louisiana Grills Whiskey Barrel Pellets0.753040BlendWhiskey BarrelLouisiana
Louisiana Grills Apple Blend0.753040BlendAppleLouisiana
Louisiana Grills Competition Blend0.753040BlendMaple, Hickory, CherryLouisiana
Camp Chef Oak Pellets0.851720Single SpeciesOakCamp
Camp Chef Mesquite Pellets0.851720BlendMesquiteCamp
Cuisinart California Cherry Rum Pellets0.851720BlendRum
Cuisinart California Red Wine Hickory Pellets0.851720BlendRed Wine
Cuisinart Applewood Whiskey Pellets0.851720BlendWhiskey
Cuisinart Maple Bourbon Pellets0.851720BlendMaple,
recteq Ultimate Blend0.883540BlendWhite Oak, Red Oak,
Fire & Flavor Mesquite Pellets0.901820BlendMesquiteFire &
Fire & Flavor Cherry Pellets0.901820BlendCherryFire &
Broil King Hickory Pellets0.901820Single SpeciesHickoryBroil
Fire & Flavor Hickory Pellets0.901820BlendHickoryFire &
Fire & Flavor Apple Pellets0.901820BlendAppleFire &
Fire & Flavor Signature Blend0.901820BlendCherry, Mesquite, OakFire &
Broil King Smoke Masters Blend0.901820BlendMaple, Hickory, CherryBroil
Broil King Grillers Select0.901820BlendOak, Maple, CherryBroil
Bear Mountain Cherry Pellets0.921820BlendCherryBear
Z Grills Oak Pellets0.951920Single SpeciesOakZ
Weber SmokeFire Mesquite
Broil King Mesquite Pellets0.951920BlendMesquiteBroil
Weber SmokeFire Cherry
Royal Oak 100% Charcoal Pellets0.951920Single SpeciesCharcoalRoyal
Camp Chef Charwood Cherry Pellets0.951920BlendCherry, CharcoalCamp
Camp Chef Charwood Hickory Pellets0.951920BlendHickory, CharcoalCamp
Z Grills Hickory Pellets0.951920BlendHickoryZ
Weber SmokeFire Hickory
Oklahoma Joe’s Hickory Pellets0.951920BlendHickoryOklahoma Joe’
Broil King Apple Blend Pellets0.951920BlendAppleBroil
Weber SmokeFire Apple
Oklahoma Joe’s Apple Blend Pellets0.951920BlendAppleOklahoma Joe’
Weber SmokeFire Grillmaster Blend0.951920BlendMaple, Hickory,
CookinPellets Longhorn Blend0.953840BlendMesquite, Hard Maple,
CookinPellets Perfect Mix0.953840BlendHickory, Cherry, Hard Maple,
CookinPellets Black Cherry Pellets0.973840Single
Grilla Grills Pecan Pellets12020Single SpeciesPecanGrilla
Traeger Pecan
BBQGuys Oak Pellets12020Single
Grilla Grills Mesquite Pellets12020Single SpeciesMesquiteGrilla
Traeger Mesquite
BBQGuys Mesquite
Grilla Grills Cherry Pellets12020Single SpeciesCherryGrilla
Kingsford Cherry
Traeger Cherry
BBQGuys Cherry
Kingsford Maple
Crown Royal Whiskey Pellets12020BlendMaple, WhiskeyCrown
Kingsford Hickory Pellets12020Single
Grilla Grills Hickory Pellets12020Single SpeciesHickoryGrilla
Traeger Hickory
BBQGuys Hickory
Grilla Grills Apple Pellets12020Single SpeciesAppleGrilla
Z Grills Apple Pellets12020BlendAppleZ
Traeger Apple
BBQGuys Apple
Traeger Meat Chruch Blend12020BlendOak,
Traeger Brisket Blend12020BlendOak, Pecan, Black
Traeger Turkey Blend12020BlendMaple, Hickory,
Traeger Bold Blend12020BlendHickory, Cherry,
Traeger Signature Blend12020BlendHickory, Maple,
Kingsford Basil Sage
Kingsford Garlic Onion Paprika
Kingsford Cumin Chili
Kingsford Memphis Blend12020BlendHickory, Garlic, Paprika,
Kingsford Southwest Blend12020BlendMesquite, Cherry,
Kingsford Grillmasters Choice12020BlendHickory, Cherry,
Oklahoma Joe’s Competition Blend12020BlendCherry, Hickory, MapleOklahoma Joe’
Grilla Grills Competition Blend12020BlendHickory, Oak, CherryGrilla
BBQGuys Signature Competition Blend12020BlendHickory, Oak, Cherry,
CookinPellets Hickory Pellets1.034140Single
CookinPellets Applemash
Memphis Grills Pecan Pellets1.052120BlendPecanMemphis
Memphis Oak Pellets1.052120Single SpeciesOakMemphis
Memphis Grills Mesquite Pellets1.052120BlendMesquiteMemphis
Z Grills Cherry Pellets1.052120BlendCherryZ
Memphis Grills Cherry Pellets1.052120BlendCherryMemphis
Memphis Grills Apple Pellets1.052120BlendAppleMemphis
Knotty Wood 100% Pure Plum1.102220Single SpeciesPlumKnotty
Knotty Wood 100% Pure Almond1.102220Single SpeciesAlmondKnotty
recteq Mesquite
recteq Cherry
recteq Apple
Lumber Jack Apple Blend Pellets1.154640BlendAppleLumber
Lumber Jack Mesquite Pellets1.182420BlendMesquiteLumber
Kingsford Bourbon BBQ Pellets1.182017BlendWhiskey
Bear Mountain Maple Pellets1.202420BlendMapleBear
Lumber Jack Pecan Pellets1.252520BlendPecanLumber
BBQr’s Delight Pecan Pellets1.252520BlendPecanBBQr’s
Lumber Jack Oak Pellets1.252520Single SpeciesOakLumber
BBQr’s Delight Mesquite Pellets1.252520BlendMesquiteBBQr’s
BBQr’s Delight Cherry Pellets1.252520BlendCherryBBQr’s
BBQr’s Delight Hickory Pellets1.252520BlendHickoryBBQr’s
BBQr’s Delight Apple Pellets1.252520BlendAppleBBQr’s
BBQr’s Delight Oak Pellets1.282620
Single SpeciesOakBBQr’s
BBQr’s Delight Contest Mix1.302620BlendPecan, CherryBBQr’s
BBQr’s Delight Master Your Beef1.302620BlendHickory, Black Pecan, WalnutBBQr’s
Myron Mixon Cherry Pellets1.352720BlendCherryMyron
BBQr’s Delight Sugar Maple Pellets1.352720BlendMapleBBQr’s
Traeger Whistle Pig Whiskey Barrel Pellets1.392518BlendWhiskey
Myron Mixon Hickory Pellets1.402920BlendHickoryMyron
ASMOKE Apple Pellets1.53020Single
Z Grills Fruitwood Blend1.503020BlendApple, CherryZ
Z Grills Competition Blend1.503020BlendMaple, Hickory, CherryZ
Lumber Jack Cherry Pellets1.553120Single SpeciesCherryLumber
Knotty Wood Cabernet Wine Pellets1.653320BlendRed Wine BarrelKnotty
Mr. Bar-B-Q Mesquite Pellets1.753520BlendMesquiteMr.
Wine Country Wine Infused Oak Pellets1.753520BlendRed Wine BarrelWine Country
Giantex Applewood Pellets1.753520Single
Mr. Bar-B-Q Hickory Pellets1.953920BlendHickoryMr.
Jack Daniel’s Pellets24020BlendWhiskey BarrelJack Daniel’
BBQr’s Delight Red Wine Barrel Pellets24020BlendRed Wine BarrelBBQr’s
Mr. Bar-B-Q Select Blend24020BlendHickory, Oak, AppleMr.

Best Value Hickory Blended Pellets – Ordered Cheapest Per Lb

So the first pellets I’ve included below are Hickory blended pellets. Hence, there will be a percentage of Hickory pellets within the bag, typically 30%, and the rest will be typically Oak pellets.

Any brand which does not specifically state their pellets are made from 100% Hickory, I’ve included them in the list below as Hickory blended pellets.

As pellet bag sizes change (some are 20 lbs, some are 40 lbs), I focus on the price per lb, not per bag. This is an important distinction to make when looking to buy the best-value pellets.

The order of the different brands of Hickory blended pellets below is the cheapest per lb first. However, prices can obviously change, but I’ll do my best to update this article over time.

Bear Mountain Hickory Pellets – 43 Cents to $1.10 Per Lb

Based in Colorado, Bear Mountain BBQ has been producing a range of hardwood pellets for grills/smokers since 1990.

The product description states they are blended pellets. Therefore, its likely a Hickory pellet and Oak pellet blend. However, the percentages are not stated.

Bear Mountain Hickory Pellets

While Bear Mountain pellets are available in 20 lb bags, they are better value in the larger 40 lb bags.

Availability is good, with Amazon ($31) and Lowes ($17.50) selling the 40 lb bags. Home Depot ($22) and Academy Sports ($10) stock the 20 lb bags. Therefore, Lowes is currently the best value.

On a price per lb basis, these Bear Mountain Hickory pellets range from 43 Cents up to $1.10.

Pit Boss Hickory Pellets – 45 Cents to 60 Cents Per Lb

Outside of Traeger, Pit Boss is one of the most well-known brands in the pellet grill/smoker space. Models such as the Sportsmans and Navigator serving as popular budget pellet grills.

Pit Boss also offer a wide range of pellets, in this case, Hickory pellets which are blended pellets. However, its not stated what the exact blend is or the percentage of the various hardwoods.

Pit Boss Hickory Pellets

The good thing with Pit Boss pellets is they are widely available. You can get them at their best value, typically in 40 lb bags, directly from Pit Boss ($20) and also from Amazon ($21).

You also have outlets such as Walmart ($9) and Lowes ($12) selling these Pit Boss Hickory pellets in smaller 20 lb bags.

The price per lb for these Pit Boss Hickory pellets works out between 45 Cents to 60 Cents per lb.

Camp Chef Hickory Pellets – 65 Cents to $1.10 Per Lb

Camp Chef produce established models, such as SmokePro and Woodwind, and they are also producing some of the most innovative products, such as the Apex and Woodwind Pro.

In terms of their pellets, these Camp Chef Hickory pellets are blended pellets. However, Camp Chef doesn’t state the mixture/percentages of their ‘proprietary’ pellets, which is a bit disappointing.

The good thing about these Hickory pellets is that they are widely available. You can get them directly from Camp Chef ($17), but also from Amazon ($17), Home Depot ($17), Lowes ($13) and Walmart ($22).

Therefore, the price per lb for these Camp Chef Hickory pellets ranges from 65 Cents up to $1.10.

Fire & Flavor Hickory Pellets – 90 Cents Per Lb

To be honest, I know very little about the brand Fire & Flavor. I just came across them one day while browsing the Home Depot website.

Going to the brand’s website, I’ve been unable to find out any more details either, such as where these pellets are made. Though they do appear to be blended pellets, not 100% Hickory.

Fire & Flavor Hickory Pellets

In terms of availability, I’ve only currently found these pellets for sale at Home Depot, with a price of just over $18 for a 20 lb bag. Therefore, the price per lb works out as 90 Cents.

  • Typical Price Per lb: 90 Cents
  • Bag Size: 20 lbs
  • Availability:

Oklahoma Joe’s Hickory Pellets – 95 Cents Per Lb

The Oklahoma Joe’s brand offers a range of pellet grills under the Rider name, which is currently in its second generation.

They also offer their own branded pellets. In the case of their Hickory pellets, they are specifically stated to be a blend of Hickory and Oak pellets, but the percentages are not provided.

Oklahoma Joe's Hickory Pellets

I’ve only found these pellets for sale in 20 lb bags over at Amazon ($19). Therefore, the price per lb works out slightly under a dollar at 95 Cents per lb.

  • Typical Price Per lb: 95 Cents
  • Bag Size: 20 lbs
  • Availability:

Weber SmokeFire Hickory Pellets – 95 Cents Per Lb

When to comes to ‘pellet grills’, the Weber SmokeFire is one of the best models on the market. Though Weber needs to work on making their products better pellet smokers though.

Anyway, Weber is obviously pretty much the biggest brand in BBQ. As such, they were not going to miss a trick and not sell their own branded pellets.

Weber SmokeFire Hickory Pellets

The Weber SmokeFire Hickory pellets are blended pellets, and Weber helpfully states the percentages. These pellets are made up of 40% Hickory pellets and 60% Oak pellets.

The availability of these pellets is pretty good. You can get 20 lb bags through Amazon ($19), Walmart ($33), Lowes ($19) and BBQGuys ($19).

Besides the oddly high price from Walmart, the typical price per bag of $19 works out at slightly less than a dollar per lb, at 95 Cents per lb.

Z Grills Hickory Pellets – 95 Cents to $1.50 Per Lb

Z Grills is a well know brand of budget/low-cost pellet grills/smokers. They also sell their own branded pellets, including their own Hickory branded pellets.

Though I cannot confirm this to be the case, it would appear by the product description these Z Grills Hickory pellets are a blend of Hickory and some other Hardwood, probably Oak.

Z Grills Hickory Pellets

In terms of availability, you can get them in 20 lb bags directly from Z Grills ($30). However, they are also stocked at Amazon ($19) for a much better price.

Therefore, the price per lb for these Z Grills Hickory pellets ranges from 95 Cents to $1.50.

BBQGuys Hickory Pellets – $1 Per Lb

If you have browsed any of my other pellet grill/smoker articles, you have probably come across a link or two. The reason is they are not one of the largest online BBQ retailers.

Therefore, they have now decided to offer their own branded pellets. Their Hickory pellets are blended pellets, and they do state that 60% of the bag is Oak pellets, so 40% are Hickory pellets.

BBQGuys Hickory Pellets

These pellets in 20 lb bags currently appear to only be available directly from BBQGuys ($20), which is not too surprising.

Therefore, the price per lb for these pellets is $1 per lb.

  • Typical Price Per lb: $1
  • Bag Size: 20 lbs
  • Availability:

Traeger Hickory Pellets – $1 Per Lb

You may want to check out my Traeger pellets review, where I discuss a blind taste test, a Traeger patent, and a lawsuit that was submitted against Traeger about how their pellets are made.

As I discuss in my linked article on how Traeger wood pellets are made, Traeger does state in their promotional video that their pellets are blended. Hence, these are not 100% Hickory.

Traeger Hickory Pellets

Traeger pellets are some of the most widely available. Either directly from Traeger, Amazon, Home Depot, BBQGuys or Walmart.

More than any other brand, Traeger pellets are priced pretty consistently across various retailers. Therefore, the price per lb works out at $1 per lb in pretty much all cases.

BBQr’s Delight Hickory Pellets – $1.25 to $1.50 Per Lb

These BBQr’s Delight Hickory pellets are blended pellets. As the product description states, ‘Premium Oak Mixed with Flavorwood’. However, the percentages are not stated.

It’s likely the percentages are around 75% Oak pellets and then 25% Hickory pellets, and they come in 20 lb bags.

BBQr's Delight Hickory Pellets

The availability of these pellets is not as wide as several of the other brands listed in this post. You can pick them up from Amazon ($30), Walmart ($27) and Big Poppa Smokers ($25).

Therefore, the price per lb for these blended Hickory pellets is between $1.25 and $1.50.

Myron Mixon Hickory Pellets – $1.40 Per Lb

Myron Mixon has won various BBQ competitions dating back to 1996. Myron also sells his own range of pellet smokers under the BARQ branding.

The Hickory pellets sold by Myron Mixon state they are ‘100% Hardwood’. However, they do not state they are 100% Hickory. Therefore, I’m led to believe these are Hickory blended pellets.

Myron Mixon Hickory Pellets

At this point in time, I’ve only found these pellets 20 lbs of pellets for sale at Amazon ($28) and Home Depot ($28). Therefore the price per lb works out at $1.40.

Mr. Bar-B-Q Hickory Pellets – $1.95 Per Lb

The Mr Bar-B-Q brand has been around since the 1970s and is another example of a charcoal brand now offering its own line of pellets.

It’s not clear if these pellets are blended pellets or not, but with the product description only stating ‘100% natural hardwoods‘, it means these could very well be Hickory/Oak blended pellets.

Mr. Bar-B-Q Hickory Pellets

In terms of availability, I’ve only currently found these pellets in 20 lb bags available through Amazon at a price of $39. That’s a price per lb of $1.95, which is very high, even if they were 100% Hickory.

  • Typical Price Per lb: $1.95
  • Bag Size: 20 lbs
  • Availability:

Best Value 100% Hickory Pellets – Ordered Cheapest Per Lb

Now, as the brands below are offering 100% Hickory pellets that are not blended with Oak pellets, you should typically expect a higher price per lb. But’s that not always the case.

If you are looking for the strongest hit of Hickory smoke/flavour in your smoked beef brisket or pork, for instance, then you may want to choose some 100% Hickory pellets.

B&B 100% Hickory Pellets – 50 Cents Per Lb

You have probably seen bags of B&B charcoal at your local store, and they have been producing charcoal since 1961. Well, B&B are now in the pellet game too, and their prices are looking good.

B&B 100% Hickory Pellets

Availability is thin on the ground at the moment. For instance, I can only currently find these B&B Hickory pellets at Academy Sports.

However, for 100% Hickory pellets in 20 lb bags for Academy Sports to be selling them for $10, that’s excellent value of just 50 Cents per lb.

  • Typical Price Per lb: 50 Cents per lb
  • Bag Size: 20 lbs
  • Availability:

Broil King 100% Hickory Pellets – 90 Cents to $1 Per Lb

The Broil King pellet grill range is a premium offering. For instance, they are some of the few pellet grills/smokers you can actually get that come with a rotisserie.

Broil King naturally also sells their own branded pellets. What is a little odd is the vast majority of their pellet flavours are blended pellets, apart from their Hickory pellets, which are 100% Hickory wood.

Broil King 100% Hickory Pellets

In terms of availability, I’ve found these Broil King 100% Hickory pellets in 20 lb bags at Amazon ($20), Home Depot ($19) and Lowes ($18).

Therefore, the price per lb for these 100% Hickory pellets ranges from 90 Cents to $1.

Grilla Grills 100% Hickory Pellets – $1 Per LB

You may not be aware of Grilla Grills, but they produce some excellent mid-range pellet grills/smokers. They also produce a modular outdoor stainless steel kitchen which I love to own.

Grilla Grills also offer their own branded pellets, and notably, they offer 100% single wood species pellet, for instance, their Hickory pellets in 20 lb bags.

Grilla Grills 100% Hickory Pellets

You can only get Grilla Grills pellets directly from Grilla Grills, just like their pellet grills/smokers. Therefore, they are only available for one price, and that’s $20 for a 20 lb bag, so $1 per lb.

Kingsford 100% Hickory Pellets – $1 to $1.10 Per Lb

Kingsford has been selling charcoal since the 1920s, and they have now joined an ever-growing number of brands that want to offer their own BBQ pellets.

These Kingsford Hickory pellets are just that. They are 100% Hickory pellets. There are no Oak or Alder pellets in these 20 lb bags.

Kingsford 100% Hickory Pellets

In terms of availability, I can find these pellets at Amazon ($22), Walmart ($21), Home Depot ($20) and Lowes ($22).

The pricing is pretty consistent across all retailers, and the price per lb works out between $1 and $1.10.

CookinPellets 100% Hickory Pellets – $1.03 to $1.18 Per Lb

CookinPellets have historically offered some of the best value 100% single wood species pellets on the market. These are their 100% Hickory pellets available in 40 lb bags.

CookinPellets 100% Hickory Pellets

The availability of these pellets is pretty good. You can pick up bags from Amazon ($41), Home Depot ($43) and Walmart ($47).

Therefore, the price per lb for these 100% Hickory pellets works out between $1.03 and $1.18.

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