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
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.