A to Z List Of Pellet Grill/Smoker Brands 2021


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

While the concept of a wood pellet grill/smoker may have started with Traeger in the 1980’s there is now a considerable range of other brands/manufacturers producing pellet grills/smokers. Therefore, I thought it was about time I produced a single resource where I provide a full A to Z list of all the pellet grill brands/manufacturers that I currently know of (over 30 and counting). I’ve provided a quick summary of each company, the key features of their pellet grill/smoker range and links to my articles about them and where their products are available. Enjoy! 🙂

Disclaimer: Hey! By the way… any links on this page that lead to products on Amazon or other sites are affiliate links and I earn a commission if you make a purchase.

Use the Table of Contents below to quickly browse through all the brands I’ve listed.

ASMOKE

The ASMOKE pellet grill/smoker brand first appeared in 2020. The background of the brand is a Chinese manufacturer who previously produced products for Danson LLC who owns the Country Smoker’s, Louisiana Grills and Pit Boss brands below. Hence, you will notice similarities between several of the designs of the components across the products offered by these brands. While ASMOKE is offering full-sized pellet grills/smokers it is their AS300 portable tabletop pellet grill/smoker which has been getting most of the attention.

ASMOKE Pellet Grills/Smokers
While the current main focus of ASMOKE is on their portable tabletop pellet grills they are also starting to offer full-sized units: Images – Homedepot.com

Blaz’n Grill Works

A small US-based pellet grill/smoker manufacturer based in South Nebraska. Blaz’n Grill products are made in the US from American steel, using 12 gauge steel for their lids and 16 gauge steel for the cooking chamber. They currently produce two pellet grills, the smaller Grand Slam and the larger Grid Iron. The latest models are available with PID and WiFi technology as well other desirable features such as direct-flame access and stainless steel cooking grates.

Blaz'n Grill Works Pellet Grills/Smokers
Currently, Blaz’n Grill Works produce just two full-sized pellet grills the smaller Grand Slam (left) and the larger Grid Iron (right): Images – Blazngrillworks.com
  • Product Range: Two full-sized domestic pellet grills/smokers
  • Made In USA: Yes
  • Price Range: $1,400 to $1,750
  • Availablity: Blazngrillworks.com

Broil King

A very established player in the world of gas and charcoal grills, Broil King now has their own line of pellet grills/smokers. In my article on the Broil King pellet grill range, I discuss how their 16 and 14 gauge pellet grills are made from pretty heavy-duty steel for their price point. Their ash management system is also quite unique and they are one of only a few rotisserie pellet grills you can currently get.

Broil King Pellet Grills/Smokers
On the left are the cheaper Crown 400 & 500 and on the right the more premium Regal 400 & 500 models: Images – BBQGuys.com
  • Product Range: Two full-sized models availale with and without a rotisserie
  • Made In USA: No
  • Price Range: $999 to $1,600
  • Availablity: BBQGuys.com

Camp Chef

One of the current market leaders alongside Traeger and Pit Boss. Camp Chef has an extensive range of domestic pellet grills/smokers under their SmokePro and Woodwind models. The Camp Chef range also includes portable pellet grills as well as vertical pellet smokers. They also provide market-leading propane attachments in the form of their Sear Box and SideKick. All Camp Chef models now feature PID temperature controllers and many units feature WiFi integration via the Camp Chef Connect App.

Camp Chef Pellet Grills/Smokers
Camp Chef currently offers one of the most extensive ranges of domestic pellet grills/smokers: Image – CampChef.com
  • Product Range: Portable, vertical and horizontal domestic pellet grills/smokers
  • Made In USA: No
  • Price Range: $550 to $1,600
  • Availablity: CampChef.com & BBQGuys.com

Char-Griller

A pretty well-known budget/value brand when it comes to charcoal, kamado and gas grills but not a significant player in the pellet grill market as yet. In fact, on their own website, there is no reference to pellet grills/smokers at all. So why are Char-Griller on this list!? Well, Home Depot is selling a Char-Griller branded pellet grill, though its currently not available at any other big box store. It doesn’t have any notable features, with the appearance of a previous generation Pit Boss and a first-generation basic time-based temperature controller.

Char-Griller Pellet Grills/Smokers
The Wood Fire Pro is the only Char-Griller pellet grill I’m currently aware of: Image – Homedepot.com
  • Product Range: Just one full-sized pellet grill/smoker
  • Made In USA: No
  • Price Range: $499
  • Availablity: Homedepot.com

Cookshack

With a background in electric smokers that goes back to the 1960’s, the Cookshack brand is well established in the BBQ world. In the mid-1990s with the help of multiple BBQ competition winner ‘Fast Eddy’ Cookshack started to develop a couple of high-end premium stainless steel pellet grills to be manufactured in the US. Cookshack produce both horizontal pellet grills, a vertical pellet smoker and even a commercial pellet pizza oven.

Cookshack Pellet Grills/Smokers
The Cookshack domestic range includes two horizontal pellet grill/smokers as well as a vertical pellet smoker: Images – BBQGuys.com
  • Product Range: Horizontal & vertical pellet smokers along with a commercial pellet pizza oven
  • Made In USA: Yes
  • Price Range: $2,000 to $24,000
  • Availablity: BBQGuys.com

Country Smoker’s

The Country Smoker’s brand is part of the Danson LLC group who also own the Pit Boss and Louisiana Grills brands. While the Country Smoker’s brand has offered full-sized domestic pellet grills their main claim to fame is their ultra-compact tabletop pellet grill.

Country Smoker's Pellet Grills
While you may come across a full-size Country Smoker’s pellet grill, its their tabletop model which the brand is best known for: Image – BBQGuys.com
  • Product Range: Portable/tabletop pellet grill and a few full-sized pellet grills/smokers
  • Made In USA: No
  • Price Range: $225 to $500
  • Availablity: BBQGuys.com, Walmart.com & Lowes.com

Coyote Outdoor Living

Offering high-end outdoor kitchen gas grills since 2011, in 2020 Coyote Outdoor Living introduced their first pellet grill models. Made from 304 stainless steel which is the best quality stainless steel currently used on domestic grills Coyote is trying to offer premium products at a reduced price to their direct competition from Memphis Grills and Twin Eagles. Making them one of the cheapest full stainless steel pellet grills for an outdoor kitchen.

Coyote Outdoor Living Pellet Grills/Smokers
All Coyote pellet grills are made from 304 stainless steel and are available as either freestanding or built-in units: Images – BBQGuys.com
  • Product Range: Full stainless steel freestanding and built-in pellet grills/smokers
  • Made In USA: No
  • Price Range: $2,500 to $3,800
  • Availablity: BBQGuys.com

Cuisinart

A well-known value-focused brand for a wide range of kitchen accessories/appliances Cuisinart also offers its own range of pellet grills/smokers. The first Cuisinart pellet grills were identical to models sold under the Z Grills brand. However, later models such as the Woodcreek/Twin Oak and the later Clermont were unique to the Cuisinart brand. The Twin Oak is a gas/pellet combo grill which is growing in popularity.

Cuisinart Pellet Grills/Smokers
The current two most popular Cuisinart pellet grills are the Woodcreek (left) and Twin Oaks (right): Image – Walmart.com
  • Product Range: Full-sized horizontal pellet grills/smokers and a combo gas/pellet grill
  • Made In USA: No
  • Price Range: $320 to $600
  • Availablity: Walmart.com

Direct Wicker

I only recently became aware of this brand while browsing the Home Depot website. Direct Wicker (a really odd brand name if you ask me) appears to be just a rebranding of existing Z Grill pellet grills/smokers. Its a brand that only appears at Home Depot that also sell Z Grills products, so I must admit I’m not sure of the purpose of this rebranding. From a consumers point of view, Direct Wicker pellet grills are simply more expensive Z Grills models.

Direct Wicker Pellet Grills/Smokers
The images for Direct Wicker products even still have the Z Grill branding on them: Images – HomeDepot.com
  • Product Range: Full-sized horizontal pellet grills
  • Made In USA: No
  • Price Range: $580 to $800
  • Availablity: HomeDepot.com

Even Embers

A value/budget-focused brand with a background in gas grills and a recent entrant into the world of pellet grills/smokers. Their first product was a pretty standard replication of a first-generation Pit Boss product with a round cooking barrel and large steel wheels. However, their second model is much more interesting, a ceramic egg pellet grill/smoker, with a ceramic body providing benefits to cooking performance and reduced pellet consumption.

Even Embers Pellet Grills/Smokers
The Even Embers barrel pellet cooker (left) doesn’t really interest me, but I’ll likely be writing an article on their ceramic egg pellet cooker (right): Images – HomeDepot.com
  • Product Range: Full-sized pellet grills including a ceramic egg pellet cooker
  • Made In USA: No
  • Price Range: $400 to $900
  • Availablity: HomeDepot.com

Expert Grill

Expert Grill is another value/budget brand that appears to be exclusive to Walmart. In my article on Expert Grill while I state the branding of ‘Expert’ is quite ironic for the very low price point they do have a notable feature, PID temperature control. However, you wouldn’t know it by the Walmart sales page, I only found that out while reading the manual. Put simply then, at the cheapest end of the market, the Expert Grill models are worth looking into.

Expert Grill Pellet Grills/Smokers
The Expert Grill products are currently some of the cheapest/most affordable pellet grills/smokers on the market: Images – Walmart.com
  • Product Range: Full-sized pellet grills including a gas/pellet combo grill
  • Made In USA: No
  • Price Range: $400 to $900
  • Availablity: Walmart.com

Green Mountain Grills (GMG)

This brand has been selling pellet grills since 2014 and their portable pellet grill the Davy Crockett has for many years been the market leader with PID & WiFi integration. However, as I discuss in my article on the Best GMG reviews, they have now carried out a complete product rebranding, and the Davy Crockett is now called ‘The Trek’. GMG also sell two full-sized pellet grills featuring PID/WiFi functionality within the mid-range price bracket.

GMG Pellet Grills/Smokers
The current GMG range consists of the Trek (right), Ledge (centre) and Peak (right): Images – Greenmountaingrills.com

Grilla Grills

The company behind Grilla Grills has over 40-years of background in manufacturing components for the automobile industry. While Grilla Grills do manufacture some of their stainless steel accessories for their products in the US, they are not a full made in the USA brand to keep their products in a more affordable price bracket. What their products do have is twin-wall insulated construction, one of the best PID/WiFi control panels in their price bracket (The Alpha Connect) and they are also now offering a pretty cool stainless steel outdoor kitchen setup.

Grilla Grills Pellet Grills/Smokers
The smallest Grilla Grill is the Chimp (far left) and they also have a couple of full-sized models: Images – GrillaGrills.com
  • Product Range: Portable and full-sized domestic pellet grills/smokers
  • Made In USA: No (some components made in the US)
  • Price Range: $599 to $1099
  • Availablity: GrillaGrills.com

GrillFest

A budget/value brand that I’ve only come across at Walmart offering a single model the 445. A typical example of what many people in the BBQ world refer to as a ‘Traeger clone’ as its fitted with a previous generation time-based control panel that used to be fitted to Traeger grills. With only a 450-degree maximum temperature setting and no PID temperature control, there are better options for around $400 the GrillFest is priced at.

GrillFest Pellet Grills/Smokers
Just a single GrillFest model is available currently with no outstanding features/specs/price: Image – Walmart.com
  • Product Range: Full-sized domestic pellet grills/smokers
  • Made In USA: No
  • Price Range: $400
  • Availablity: Walmart.com

Kamado Joe

I’ve previously discussed the pros and cons of pellet vs kamado grills, and Kamado Joe is one of the leading charcoal kamado BBQ manufacturers. However, they have now produced the Pellet Joe which as I discuss in my linked article I’m pretty impressed with the engineering that has gone on to produce it. The Pellet Joe is currently the only pellet cooker from the Kamado Joe brand and its not cheap at around $2K.

Kamado Joe Pellet Grills/Smokers
The Pellet Joe is currently the only pellet cooker to come from the Kamado Joe brand: Image – BBQGuys.com
  • Product Range: Ceramic pellet grill/smoker
  • Made In USA: No
  • Price Range: $2,000
  • Availablity: BBQGuys.com

Lifesmart

Pellet grills/smokers with the Lifesmart branding first started to appear in late 2019, and many people noticed that they had a similar appearance to RECTEQ (formally REC TEC) pellet grills. Some of the first customers of Lifesmart pellet grills even found RECTEQ product manuals. Basically, the same Chinese manufacturing company is making both brands of pellet grills. However, as I discuss in my Lifesmart pellet grills article, RECTEQ branded products are made to a much higher standard and price point.

Lifesmart Pellet Grills/Smokers
Lifesmart pellet grills/smokers are widely available at the big box stores: Images – Walmart.com

Louisiana Grills

A member of the Danson LLC group, Louisiana Grills is positioned and priced as their premium brand. Offering a wide selection of pellet grills/smokers from small/portable models to larger full-sized models, vertical pellet smokers and even some built-in stainless steel offerings. I have an article on the Louisiana Grills range if you would like to learn more.

Louisiana Pellet Grills/Smokers
Most of the key models within the current Louisiana Grills pellet grill lineup: Image – Louisiana-Grills.com

MAK GRILLS

After the 2008 financial crisis, the US company behind MAK GRILLS decided they needed to diversify their business away from purely manufacturing automobile parts. The result was MAK GRILLS, a made in the US brand offering premium pellet grills/smoker mostly from 304-grade stainless steel. Please check out my article on the MAK GRILLS range to learn more.

MAK GRILLS Pellet Grills/Smokers
The One, Two and Three Star General models which make up the MAK GRILLS range: Images – Bigpoppasmokers.com
  • Product Range: Full-sized premium stainless steel pellet grills/smokers
  • Made In USA: Yes
  • Price Range: $500 to $2,000
  • Availablity: Bigpoppasmokers.com

Memphis Grills

The first fully stainless steel pellet grill manufacturer to enter the market, Memphis Grills have been the staple of premium outdoor kitchen setups since 2016. Memphis Grills offer their pellet grills as either freestanding or built-in variants from both 430-grade and 304-grade stainless steel. Memphis Grills were previously a US-made brand, however, that’s no longer the case. Please read my Memphis Grills article to learn more.

Memphis Grills
The Beale Street (far left) is the cheapest Memphis Grill with larger Pro and Elite models: Images – BBQGuys.com
  • Product Range: Full-sized premium stainless steel pellet grills/smokers
  • Made In USA: No (previously was)
  • Price Range: $2,000 to $4,000
  • Availablity: BBQGuys.com

Monument

A budget/value-focused brand that offers a range of smaller full-sized pellet grills/smokers using control panel technology from previous generations of Traeger/Pit Boss models, hence, no PID or WiFi technology. Perhaps worth considering when on sale as a basic/cheap option, but no standout features overall.

Monument Pellet Grills
The current Monument range of pellet grills use the previous generation Traeger/Pit Boss control panels: Images – HomeDepot.com
  • Product Range: Full-sized pellet grills/smokers
  • Made In USA: No
  • Price Range: $330 to $550
  • Availablity: HomeDepot.com & Lowes.com

Oklahoma Joe’s

The Oklahoma Joe’s brand was originally started in the 1980’s by Joe Davidson in, you guessed it, Oklahoma. Then in the late 1990’s, the brand was purchased by Char-Broil. In early 2020 the Rider pellet grill range was launched, and while being a low cost/budget offering they have some interesting features. For instance, as I discuss in my Oklahoma Joe’s article, I’m a big fan of their pellet hopper dump/storage solution.

Oklahoma Joe's Pellet Grills/Smokers
The Oklahoma Joe’s Rider pellet grills range: Images – HomeDepot.com

Pit Boss

Another member of the Danson LLC group, the Pit Boss brand has been around for many years focusing on offering small and large budget pellet grills/smokers with notable features such as porcelain-coated cast-iron cooking grates and direct-flame searing. The Pit Boss Pros Series and Platinum Series are some of the brands most popular products, with the Pro Series exclusive to Lowes and the Platinum Series exclusive to Walmart.

Pit Boss Pellet Grills/Smokers
The Pit Boss brand how one of the most extensive pellet grill/smoker range currently on the market: Images – Pitboss-grills.com

Pitts & Spitts

A made in USA brand based in Texas producing large domestic pellet grills/smokers with unique pivot lids. All their products feature some amount of stainless steel, with some full stainless models also available. Pitts & Spitts also offer some unique horizontal grill and vertical smoking cabinet combinations.

Pitts & Spitts Pellet Grills/Smokers
Just a few of the Pitts & Spitts pellet grill/smoker lineup: Images – Pittsandspitts.com
  • Product Range: Portable, vertical smokers and full-sized pellet grills/smokers
  • Made In USA: Yes
  • Price Range: $1,200 to $5,500
  • Availablity: Pittsandspitts.com

Prime Pellet Grills

The Prime range of pellet grills can be found at Home Depot and Lowes. They are a range of budget full-sized pellet grills featuring time-based temperature controllers. Not to be confused with the Prime range of pellet grills from Green Mountain Grills (GMG).

Prime Pellet Grills/Smokers
Prime is a budget brand of full-sized domestic pellet grills/smokers: Images – Lowes.com
  • Product Range: Full-sized pellet grills/smokers
  • Made In USA: No
  • Price Range: $400 to $600
  • Availablity: Lowes.com & Homedepot.com

RECTEQ

Previously branded as REC TEC, they are now branded as RECTEQ pellet grills/smokers. Since 2008 these pellet grills have been known to be one of the most affordable means to own a pellet grill featuring a stainless steel cooking chamber. RECTEQ were also one of the first companies to include PID temperature control and WiFi/App integration. Their products should not be confused with Lifesmart pellet grills, though there appears to be some link with the manufacturer in China. To learn more, please read my RECTEQ pellet grills article.

RECTEQ Pellet Grills/Smokers
The domestic lineup of RECTEQ pellet grills/smokers: Images – Recteq.com
  • Product Range: Portable, full-sized domestic and commercial pellet grills/smokers
  • Made In USA: No
  • Price Range: $400 to $10,000
  • Availablity: Recteq.com

Royal Gourmet

The Royal Gourmet brand first appeared in 2015 and they sell quite a wide range of gas and charcoal grills. Their current presence in the pellet grill/smoker world is pretty small with a single model appearing at Home Depot and Walmart featuring earlier generation temperature controller technology. On the Royal Gourmet website, there is no reference to their pellet grill/smoker products, so it doesn’t appear they have plans to expand their pellet offerings further.

Royal Gourmet Pellet Grills/Smokers
The current Royal Gourmet pellet grill range consists of a single 600 sq.in model: Image – Walmart.com
  • Product Range: Full-sized domestic pellet grill/smoker
  • Made In USA: No
  • Price Range: $450
  • Availablity: Walmart.com & HomeDepot.com

Smokin Brothers

A US-based brand and manufacture of domestic and commercial pellet grills/smokers from Missouri. Their product range starts with their Traditional line which used time-based temperature controllers with a maximum temperature of around 400 degrees. They also have a Premium PLUS line which provides more accurate PID temperature control, WiFi connectivity and a unique higher temp grilling area (HeatWave) that can reach around 500 degrees.

Smokin Brothers Pellet Grills
The Smoking Brothers Traditional (left) and their Premium PLUS (right) models: Images – Smokinbrothers.com
  • Product Range: Full-sized domestic pellet grill/smoker and commercial products
  • Made In USA: Yes
  • Price Range: $800 to $2,000
  • Availablity: Smokinbrothers.com

Spider Grills

Currently, Spider Grills are not exactly a pellet grill brand, but a pellet cooking accessory brand. Through a crowdfunding campaign, they were able to develop a bolt-on pellet burner to turn a Weber kettle into a pellet cooker, its pretty cool. Here’s an interesting fact, the engineering company behind the Spider-22 attachment (Atlas PMG) also developed the Kamado Joe Pellet Joe. I have an article on Spider Grills if you would like to learn more.

Spider Grills Pellet Grills/Smokers
The Spider-22 can turn a Weber Kettle into a pellet grill/smoker: Images – Spidergrills.com
  • Product Range: Pellet cooking attachment for a Weber Kettle
  • Made In USA: No
  • Price Range: $280
  • Availablity: Spidergrills.com

Traeger

We finally get to where this pellet cooking idea started with Traeger in the 1980’s. Modern Traeger’s such as the Pro Series, Ironwood and Timberline are far more advanced than previous Traeger models. With their WiFire enabled pellet grills Traeger has been building one of the most extensive interactive experiences. Though Traeger has now also narrowed their line up, focusing purely on the premium end of the domestic market.

Traeger Pellet Grills/Smokers
The current line-up of Traeger pellet grills/smokers: Images – Traegergrills.com

Twin Eagles

Here we have currently the most elite/expensive brand when it comes to pellet grills/smokers, Twin Eagles pellet grills are fully stainless steel and come with the best specifications/features on the market. PID/WiFi color touch screen control panel, the highest grilling/searing temps found on any pellet grill and the option of a rotissieri. Check out my Twin Eagles article to learn more.

Twin Eagles Pellet Grills/Smokers
Twin Eagles are currently producing the pinnacle of domestic pellet grills/smokers: Image – BBQGuys.com
  • Product Range: Freestanding and built-in luxuary stainless steel pellet grills/smokers
  • Made In USA: Yes
  • Price Range: $6,500 to $8,500
  • Availablity: BBQGuys.com

USSC Grills

The USSC brand or to give them their full name United States Stove Company is a brand I was previously aware of due to my background in pellet manufacturing equipment and pellet stoves/boilers. Unfortunately, as I discuss in my article on USSC Grills I think they have failed to produce a range of pellet grills/smokers that stand out on any particular feature/specification that takes advantage of the established USSC brand in the pellet world.

USSC Grills
There are currently three different sizes of USSC Grills of similar appearance/features: Image – Lowes.com
  • Product Range: Mid range full-sized pellet grills/smokers
  • Made In USA: No
  • Price Range: $500 to $900
  • Availablity: Lowes.com & HomeDepot.com

Victory

The Victory brand appears to be an own branded product from BBQGuys.com. The design of the first Victory pellet grill below appears to share several similar components such as the control panel with first-generation Pit Boss pellet grills. Apparently, this version of the control panel is running a PID algorithm, however, there is no Bluetooth/WiFi connectivity.

Victory Pellet Grill
The Victory pellet grill appears to share many similar components to previous generation Pit Boss models: Image – BBQGuys.com
  • Product Range: Mid range full-sized pellet grills/smokers
  • Made In USA: No
  • Price Range: $700
  • Availablity: BBQGuys.com

Weber

Here we have the biggest name in BBQ who are pretty much the first brand anyone thinks of when it comes to charcoal and gas grills. Well, Weber has now thrown their hat into the pellet grill ring with their range of SmokeFire products. Now, as I discussed in my first SmokeFire article there is a lot to like about these pelllet grills, but there have also been a few bumps in the road. In my second article on the SmokeFire Gen 1 vs Gen 2 I discuss that there are still aspects of these products I think Weber needs to work on. However, as I conclude in that article, I think they are excellent pellet grills, its the smoker side of things Weber needs to do more work on.

Weber Pellet Grills/Smokers
The Weber SmokeFire EX4 (left) and the larger EX6 (right): Images – BBQGuys.com

Yoder Smokers

An American manufacturer of premium domestic and commercial pellet grills/smokers. What Yoder are well known for is their use of very thick gauge steel, for instance using 10-guage steel on their cooking chambers. However, they also feature some top-end PID/WiFi technology provided by FireBoard.

Yoder Pellet Grills/Smokers
The Yoder domestic range starts with the YS480s (left) up the Cimmaron S Competition: Images – YoderSmokers.com
  • Product Range: Premium full-sized pellet grills/smokers
  • Made In USA: Yes
  • Price Range: $1,800 to $10,000
  • Availablity: YoderSmokers.com

Z Grills

One of the most well known brands of budget pellet grills/smokers offering some of the most affordable means to enter the world of pellet grills/smokers. Recently Z Grills have started to update their control panels, there are now several PID Z Grills models.

Z Grills Pellet Grills/Smokers
Z Grills offers an extensive range of budget/affordable domestic pellet grills/smokers: Images – ZGrills.com
  • Product Range: Budget full-sized pellet grills/smokers
  • Made In USA: No
  • Price Range: $400 to $800
  • Availablity: ZGrills.com
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A to Z List of Pellet Grill/Smoker Brands

A to Z List of Pellet Grill/Smoker Brands

Back in 2007 when I first become aware of pellet grills and smokers the only brand I was really aware of was Traeger. Traeger is really where this whole concept of cooking with pellets started in the 1980s. It was a ‘slow burner’ (pardon the pun) but since the 2010s is really when pellet grills and smokers started to get mainstream awareness, discussed alongside gas and charcoal grills. There are now over 30 pellet grill/smoker brands that I’m aware of, and the link above goes to my A to Z list of brands article.

Now, you may already be aware of a few of the other brands such as Pit Boss, Camp Chef, Z Grills and I’m sure you are aware of Weber, though you may not have known they have entered the pellet grill game. However, they are now many, many more brands to look into. Some may be what are commonly referred to as ‘Traeger clones’, but many others are offering their own unique designs and features.

A to Z List of The Best BBQ Wood Pellets

A pellet grill/smoker is only as good as the BBQ pellets you put into it. The type/quality of the BBQ wood pellets you use will impact temperature performance and smoke flavour. There are many pellet flavours including Apple, Hickory, Mapel, Oak and Walnut to name but a few. However, some brands are hardwood blended pellets whereas others are 100% single wood species.

In this article, I provide details on over 20 brands of BBQ wood pellets, their range of flavours, whether they are 100% single wood species or hardwood blended pellets, their typical price and where they are available. I also provide tips on how to get the best deal when buying BBQ wood pellets and how to test pellet quality. Finally, I discuss the new kid on the block, charcoal pellets and their special attributes compared to all other hardwood BBQ pellets.

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