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LUMBER JACK PREMIUM WOOD PELLETS 9kg bags (20lb)(Great Lakes Renewable Energy) - GLRE are members of the USA National BBQ Pellets Association and adhere to the voluntary guidelines for manufacturer of food smoking pellets.
These pellets are made specifically for the Food Smoking Enthusiast and are of such high quality that they are the pellet of choice for MANY of the pellet grill teams and BBQ teams in the United States. Low Ash and High Heat and great flavour.
Lumber Jack Smoking Wood Pellets are manufactured from renewable timber sources into pellets that are 5mm in diameter making them perfect for Pellet Grills as they reduce the chance of jamming as they flow much better than the commonly available 6mm pellets.
There are several smoking wood pellet brands manufactured in the USA and some are made with blends of wood with primarily Oak as a 100% carrier of oils and flavourings to give them the ability to call them "Hickory" or "Apple".
Many of the cheaper/lower quality brands include bark as part of the mix, you may ask why is that a problem, when you burn chips and chunks for smoke you leave the bark on. Well just as you find in your fireplace or a camp fire bark creates ash and when you are cooking in a pellet grill ash is your enemy as the fan that is used to create the heat on the pellets also blows around the ash that ends up on your food. The Lumber Jack pellets do not include bark in the blend and thus you end up with less ash.
There are also many misconceptions when it comes to wood pellets that a blended wood pellet is a bad thing, well it is not, as there are several reasons as to why it is not only necessary to blend but in many cases it is preferable.
Quite often Oak is used as the binding wood by necessity for some hardwoods that do not have enough of their own lignens to hold a pellet together. You will find that these pellets are commonly called by the name of the lower % of wood as that wood is usually the stronger of the two flavours ie: Hickory & Mesquite etc. But the main reason wood like pure 100% Hickory is blended with Oak is due to the wood smoke that comes off 100% Hickory is in the main too strong for the uninitiated smoker to balance correctly and they can very easily over do the smoke and ruin a great meal.