Best Value Oak 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 oak pellets currently on the market for grilling/smoking. Oak pellets are the foundation of the BBQ pellet market, as they provide a mild smoke flavour and above-average heat output. Therefore, Oak pellets are often the foundation of other pellet flavours as well in percentages between 50 to 80%. But below, we’re focusing on pure oak pellets.

Best Value Oak Pellets

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Updated October 2023
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 Oak Pellets – Ordered Cheapest Per Lb

Below I’ve calculated the average/typical cost per lb for the various brands which currently sell Oak pellets, factoring in the prices I’ve seen from various outlets.

As Oak 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 Oak 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.

Pit Boss Oak Pellets – 42 to 75 Cents Per Lb

To keep the branding of their pellets consistent, Pit Boss Oak pellets are branded as ‘Oak Blend’, but these aren’t blended pellets. The only wood species in the bag is Oak.

Pit Boss Oak Pellets

Pit Boss Oak pellets are sold in 40 lb bags. They are available from Pit Boss directly for $20 per bag. If you can find them in stock at Lowes, you may be able to get them for as low as $17 per bag.

You can also pick them up through Amazon. However, the price is much less appealing at $30 per bag. Therefore the price per lb ranges from 42 Cents (Lowes) up to 75 Cents per lb (Amazon).

Bear Mountain Oak Pellets – 43 to 50 Cents Per Lb

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

Oak pellets from Bear Mountain are available in either 20 lb or 40lb bags. It shouldn’t be too surprising that if you can get hold of the 40 lb bags, they offer the best value per lb.

Bear Mountain Oak Pellets

The best prices I’ve found are 20 lb bags of Oak Bear Mountain pellets for $10 at Academy Sports. For the 40 lb bags of Oak pellets, I’ve found them at Lowes for $17.50.

Therefore, that’s a price of 50 Cents per lb for the 20 lb bags and 43 Cents for the 40 lb bags. Obviously, prices can change etc, and I’ll update this page the best I can.

B&B Oak Pellets – 50 to 70 Cents Per Lb

B&B has been producing charcoal since 1961, but they have now also thrown their hat into the pellet game. While the availability of their pellets is currently quite limited, that should change.

B&B Oak Pellets

So I managed to find B&B Oak pellets at Lowes for just under $14 per 20 lb bag. However, the best price I’ve currently found was at Academy Sports, at just under $10 for a 20 lb bag.

  • Typical Price Per lb: 50 to 70 Cents per lb
  • Bag Size: 20 lb
  • Availability: &

Camp Chef Oak Pellets – 85 Cents Per Lb

Camp Chef is one of the leading pellet grill/smoker manufacturers. With products such as their Apex gas/pellet grills and Woodwind Pro with its additional smoke box.

Naturally, Camp Chef has their own branded pellets, and their Oak pellets come in 20 lb bags.

Camp Chef Oak Pellets

While you can find the other Camp Chef pellet flavours of Apple, Cherry etc, through Amazon and Walmart etc, they don’t seem to currently stock the Oak pellets, which is odd.

Through the Camp Chef website, a 20 lb bag of Oak pellets is just under $17. Therefore, the price per lb works out to be 85 Cents.

  • Typical Price Per lb: 85 Cents
  • Bag Size: 20 lb
  • Availability:

Z Grills Oak Pellets – 95 Cents to $1.25 Per Lb

You are probably aware of Z Grills. They are currently one of the most popular/well-known budget pellet grill/smoker brands. They also sell their own branded pellets.

You can purchase these Oak pellets directly from Z Grills either in single 20 lb bags for $30 or in pairs of bags which drops the price to $25 per bag.

Z Grills Oak Pellets

You can also find these pellets at Amazon for around $19 per bag, and Home Depot sell them for the same price. While they’re available at Walmart, the bags cost a little more at $23.

Therefore, the price per lb works out between 95 Cents per lb (Amazon, Home Depot) up to $1.25 per lb when purchased directly from Z Grills.

BBQGuys Oak Pellets – $1 to $1.25 Per Lb

BBQGuys are now one of the largest US online retailers for various outdoor cooking equipment, including a wide range of pellet grills/smokers.

Therefore, it makes sense that BBQGuys would offer its own branded pellets through its online store, including Oak pellets.

BBQGuys Oak Pellets

As of this moment, I’m only aware of the availability of these BBQGuys pellets through their own website. I’m not sure if they are going to become more widely available.

In terms of price, well, these Oak pellets are only currently available in 20lb bags, and the price varies between $20 and $25. Hence, $1 to $1.25 per lb.

  • Typical Price Per lb: $1 to $1.25
  • Bag Size: 20 lb
  • Availability:

Memphis Oak Pellets – $1.05 Per Lb

If you’re not aware of Memphis, they are a manufacturer of premium stainless steel pellet grills. As such, it makes for them to sell their own branded pellets.

Memphis Oak Pellets

The current availability of these Memphis Oak pellets is pretty limited. They used to be sold on Amazon and at Walmart, but both appear to be out of stock.

The only retailer I can currently find that stocks them is BBQGuys, and they are selling 20 lb bags for $21. Hence, that works out to $1.05 per lb.

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

Lumber Jack Oak Pellets – $1.25 to $1.75 Per Lb

Lumber Jack pellets have been around for many years now. However, the availability of their pellets seems to be getting less and less for some reason.

Lumber Jack Oak Pellets

I can still find 20 lb bags of Oak Lumber Jack pellets at Amazon for $35. Walmart sells them in 20 lb and 40 lb bags, with prices of the 20 lb bags at $30 and the 40 lb bags at $50.

Hence, the price per lb for these Oak pellets works out pretty high, with a price per lb from Amazon at $1.75 and from Walmart between $1.25 and $1.50 per lb.

  • Typical Price Per lb: $1.25 to $1.75
  • Bag Size: 20 lb and 40 lb
  • Availability: &

BBQ’rs Delight Oak Pellets – $1.28 to $1.50 Per Lb

Some of the first BBQ pellets I ever purchased were from BBQ’rs Delight, and their pellet flavour selection packs in 1 lb bags, but as can imagine, the price per lb for those bags is very high.

However, you can find 20 lb bags of BBQ’rs Delight Oak pellets, but the price per lb is not great.

BBQ'rs Delight Oak Pellets

I found these 20 lb bags of BBQ’rs Delight Oak pellets selling for $30 on Amazon, which is a very high price per lb just for Oak pellets.

Walmart does currently sell these 20 lb bags of Oak pellets for $25.50 per bag, which is obviously a better deal but still pretty high on the price per lb scale.

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