Best Value Mesquite Pellets Per Lb

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I have my main article on the best value pellets for smoking/grilling. This article is to specifically cover the best-value Mesquite pellets currently on the market. However, some pellets are made from 100% Mesquite, and others are a Mesquite pellet blend with a high percentage of Oak pellets. Therefore, I’ve separated the two types of ‘Mesquite pellets’ to calculate the best price per lb. I’ve ordered the two lists below with the cheapest brand of pellets per lb first.

Best Value Mesquite Pellets

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

Best Value Mesquite Blended Pellets – Ordered Cheapest Per Lb

So the first pellets I’ve included below are Mesquite blended pellets. Hence, there will be a percentage of Mesquite 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% Mesquite, I’ve included them in the list below as Mesquite 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 Mesquite 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 Mesquite Pellets – 43 Cents to 93 Cents Per Lb

Bear Mountain has been producing BBQ pellets since the 1990’s. Hence they are one of the most established pellet brands, and they offer a wide range of flavors.

Their Mesquite pellets, like all of their other pellet flavors (except their Oak pellets), are blended. Hence, there is a percentage of Mesquite wood in the bag but other hardwood (Oak) as well.

Bear Mountain Mesquite Pellets

The availability of these pellets is pretty good. You can pick them up in 40 lb bags from Amazon ($37), Home Depot ($37), Walmart ($30) and Lowes ($17.50).

I’m not sure if that Lowes price is an error, but its a great deal.

Therefore, the price per lb for these Mesquite pellets world out between 43 Cents to 93 Cents.

Pit Boss Mesquite Pellets – 50 Cents to 73 Cents Per Lb

I’m sure you’re aware of Pit Boss and their huge range of pellets grills/smokers, such as the Pro Series, Sportsman, Navigator and their latest Onyx Edition.

Well, Pit Boss also have one of the largest pellet ranges as well. Their Mesquite pellets are blended with Oak. However, the percentages as part of the blend are unknown.

Pit Boss Mesquite Pellets

The availability of these Mesquite pellets is very good. You can get them directly from Pit Boss ($20) and Amazon ($29) in 40 lb bags. Lowes ($12) also sell them in 20 lb bags.

Therefore, the price per lb for these Mesquite blended pellets works out between 50 Cents to 73 Cents.

Louisiana Grills Mesquite Pellets – 73 Cents to $1 Per Lb

Louisiana Grills are a brand owned by Danson LLC, which also owns the Pit Boss brand. As well as selling the Lousiana Grills pellet grill/smoker range, they also sell their own branded pellets.

These Mesquite pellets are a blend of Mesquite and Oak. However, the mix percentage is unknown.

Louisiana Grills Mesquite Pellets

The availability of these pellets is pretty good. You can get them directly from Louisiana Grills ($29), Amazon ($32), Home Depot ($32) and BBQGuys ($40) in 40 lb bags.

The price per lb for these Mesquite pellets works out as 73 Cents to $1 per lb.

Camp Chef Mesquite Pellets – 85 Cents 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 Mesquite pellets are blended pellets. However, Camp Chef doesn’t state the mixture/percentages of their ‘proprietary’ pellets, which is a bit disappointing.

Camp Chef Mesquite Pellets

These Camp Chef Mesquite pellets are widely available in 20 lb bags from Camp Chef ($17), Amazon ($17), Home Depot ($17), Lowes ($17) & Walmart ($21).

Besides the inflated price at Walmart, the price per lb for these pellets works out consistently at 85 Cents per lb.

Fire & Flavor Mesquite Pellets – 90 Cents Per Lb

When I was browsing the Home Depot website, I came across these Fire & Flavor pellets. However, I’ve been unable to find out much about the brand or its pellets.

Fire & Flavor Mesquite Pellets

It would appear that these pellets are blended. Hence the bag contains Mesquite pellets along with some other hardwood pellets, likely Oak pellets.

As I say, I’ve only currently found these pellets at Home Depot ($18) in 20 lb bags. Therefore the price per lb works out at 90 Cents per lb.

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

Broil King Mesquite Pellets – 95 Cents to $1.45 Per Lb

Broil King is mainly known for their gas grills. However, they do actually have their own range of pellet grills/smokers. For instance, they offer one of the few pellet grills with a rotisserie.

Anyway, let’s get to the pellets. These pellets are blended, as stated on the packaging, these are a Mesquite and Oak blend, but the percentages are not stated.

Broil King Mesquite Pellets

When it comes to the availability of these pellets, you can get them in 20 lb bags from Amazon ($29) and Home Depot ($19).

Therefore the price per lb for these Mesquite blended pellets works out between 95 Cents and $1.45 per lb.

Weber SmokeFire Mesquite Pellets – 95 Cents Per Lb

Weber is obviously the biggest name in BBQ in general, and they are gradually working their way into the pellet BBQ market with their SmokeFire pellet grills/smokers.

Weber also sells their own pellets. Their Mesquite pellets are a blend of Mesquite pellets (40%) and Oak pellets (60%).

Weber SmokeFire Mesquite Pellets

The availability of these pellets is pretty good. However, they are oddly not stocked currently at Amazon and Walmart for some reason. But you can still get them from BBQGuys ($19) and Lowes ($19).

As these Weber Mesquite pellets come in 20 lb bags, the price per lb works out at 95 Cents.

BBQGuys Mesquite Pellets – $1 Per Lb

BBQGuys are now of the leading online retailers for BBQs but also pellet grills/smokers specifically. Therefore, it makes sense that BBQGuys decided to launch their own pellets.

These Mesquite pellets are blended. Hence a bag contains a mixture of Mesquite pellets and Oak pellets. BBQGuys specifically state its a 40% Mesquite and 60% Oak blend.

BBQGuys Mesquite Pellets

Currently, you can only pick up these 20 lb bag pellets directly from BBQGuys ($20). Therefore, the price per lb works out at $1 per lb.

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

Traeger Mesquite Pellets – $1 Per Lb

If you’re aware of pellet grills/smokers, you’re aware of Traeger, the origins of pellet BBQs. It shouldn’t be too surprising that Traeger pellets are some of the most widely available.

I’ve actually written about how Traeger pellets are made. Anyway, Traeger pellets are blended pellets. Hence, these Mesquite pellets are partly made from Mesquite, and the rest are Oak pellets.

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.

Availability is very good. You can pick these pellets up in 20 lb bags directly from Traeger ($20), Amazon ($20), Walmart ($25), Home Depot ($20) and BBQGuys ($20).

Despite the inflated price at Walmart, you should be able to pick these pellets up for $20 a bag from pretty much any outlet that stocks them. Hence, the price per lb is $1.

Memphis Grills Mesquite Pellets – $1.05 Per Lb

Memphis Grills produce high-end stainless steel pellet grills for outdoor kitchens. They also offer their own range of BBQ pellets in various flavors.

The Mesquite pellets would appear to be blended pellets as the packaging simply states ‘100 Percent Pure Hardwood‘. Hence, it doesn’t specifically state 100% Mesquite.

Memphis Grills Mesquite Pellets

The only place online I can currently find these pellets for sale is over at BBQGuys ($21) in 20 lb bags. Therefore, the price per lb for these pellets works out to $1.05.

  • Typical Price Per lb: $1.05
  • Bag Size: 20 lbs
  • Availability:

RECTEQ Mesquite Pellets – $1.11 Per Lb

RECTEQ (formally RECTEC) produce a range of pellet grill/smokers featuring a lot of stainless steel construction and PID temperature control.

RECTEQ are now offering more pellet flavors such as these Mesquite pellets. While the packaging states ‘100% Natural‘, that doesn’t mean they are 100% Mesquite pellets.

RECTEQ Mesquite Pellets

In terms of availability, I’ve only currently found these pellets for sale at Amazon ($20) in 18 lb bags which is an odd size. Anyway, the price per lb for these pellets works out at $1.11 per lb.

  • Typical Price Per lb: $1.11
  • Bag Size: 18 lbs
  • Availability:

Lumber Jack Mesquite Pellets – $1.18 to $1.65 Per Lb

Lumber Jack pellets have been around for many years now. However, it seems to be harder and harder to find where these pellets are available.

These Mesquite pellets are a blend of 60% Red Oak and 40% Mesquite.

Lumber Jack Mesquite Pellets

I’ve found these pellets available in 20 lb bags at Amazon ($33), but I’ve also found them available at Walmart ($47) in 40 lb bags for better value.

Therefore the price per lb of these pellets ranges from $1.18 to $1.65 per lb.

  • Typical Price Per lb: $1.18 to $1.65
  • Bag Size: 20 lbs and 40 lbs
  • Availability:

BBQr’s Delight Mesquite Pellets – $1.25 Per Lb

The first BBQ pellets I ever purchased were a selection pack by BBQr’s Delight. While it appears a lot of their business is selling small pellet bags for smoking on gas grills, they also sell 20 lb bags.

These Mesquite pellets are a blend of Oak pellets and Mesquite pellets. However, the percentage of the different wood species is not stated on the packaging.

BBQr’s Delight Mesquite Pellets

You can pick these Mesquite pellets up from Amazon ($25), Walmart ($25) and Big Poppa Smokers ($25) in 20 lb bags.

Therefore the price per lb for these pellets works out consistently at $1.25.

Mr. Bar-B-Q Mesquite Pellets – $1.75 Per Lb

The Mr. Bar-B-Q brand has been around since the early 1970s selling charcoal etc. However, they have now decided to branch out and offer their own branded pellets in a couple of flavors.

Their Mesquite pellets state ‘made from 100% natural hardwoods‘. However, it is not stated 100% Mesquite, so it would appear these are blended pellets.

Mr. Bar-B-Q Mesquite Pellets

I’ve only currently found these pellets for sale at Amazon ($35) in 20 lb bags. Hence, the price per lb is very high at $1.75, especially if these are blended pellets.

  • Typical Price Per lb: $1.75
  • Bag Size: 20 lbs
  • Availability:

Best Value 100% Mesquite Pellets – Ordered Cheapest Per Lb

Now, as the brands below are offering 100% Mesquite pellets that are not blended with Oak pellets, you should typically expect a higher price per lb.

However, if you are looking for the most pronounced Applewood flavour possible when you are smoking a brisket or smoking burgers etc, then you may want to consider the pellets below.

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

B&B are a major producer of charcoal. They have been selling the stuff since the 1960s. Well, B&B has now decided to start selling its own branded pellets.

The Mesquite pellets from B&B are stated to be ‘100% Natural Mesquite Wood‘ according to their website. Hence, these are not Mesquite/Oak blended pellets.

B&B 100% Mesquite Pellets

Currently, the only place online I can find these pellets for sale is from Academy Sports ($10) in 20 lb bags. Therefore the price per lb works out as a very good value at 50 Cents per lb.

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

Grilla Grills 100% Mesquite Pellets – $1 Per Lb

If you have not heard of Grilla Grills before, they produce some very interesting pellet grills/smokers. Their smallest model, the Chimp, is one of the best portable pellets grills currently on the market.

Grilla Grills also sell their own branded pellets. Notably, their pellets feature a single wood species. Therefore, their Mesquite pellets are 100% Mesquite.

Grilla Grills 100% Mesquite Pellets

You can only currently buy these Mesquite pellets directly from Grilla Grills ($20), just like their pellet grills/smokers. The price per lb works out at $1 per lb.

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