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Why you should be using these types of pellets for your smoker | A Barbeque guide to smoke pellets

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So you've just made your way down to BBQ To Go, had a look through the Green Mountain Grill (GMG) catalogue like the GMG Trek, Ledge, and Peak. After considering your options, you've finally bought yourself a smoker.




Now what?


When you're using a smoker grill, you're most likely going to need pellets. But there's an issue... You have so many options for pellets. Whether it's hickory, Texas, apple fruitwood, cherry, etc. the options are endless. What most beginners don't know is that pellets can greatly effect the smell and taste of the meat that you are grilling.


In this post, I'm going to briefly run down a list of commonly used pellet flavours that can help you decide on what pellets you might want to use the next time you're smoking tenderloin, pork belly, or brisket. And always remember, just because you buy one bag does not mean you are stuck with that flavour until the hopper is empty. GMG grills allow you to easily swap out pellets if you need to switch flavours for another cut of meat.


It is important to recognize before we get into the details of pellets that I will be using example pellets that we sell here at BBQ To Go. Furthermore, I would like to also point out that our pellets 100% natural hardwood.


Pellets & Description

Premium Apple Blend from Green Mountain Grills

This sublime blend of Apple Wood, American Hickory, and Red Oak is mature but gentle. If you're unsure about which pellets to use, choose the Apple blend for hardy flavors. You can't go wrong with this one! We produce GMG pellets from 100% kiln-dried sawdust which stays clean throughout the process. The natural lignin present in all woods binds the pellets together without any additives whatsoever.

Premium Gold Blend from Green Mountain Grills

​Green Mountain Hardwood Cooking Pellets presents: Premium Gold Blend smoker pellets. These premium quality pellets are specially selected for robust and flavourful grilling! This mellow blend of Red Oak, American Hickory, and Mountain Maple subtly flavors your food without overpowering it. These are some of the hardest of the hardwoods and produce a long burn with modest smoke. We produce GMG pellets from 100% kiln-dried sawdust which stays clean throughout the process. The natural lignin present in all woods binds the pellets together without any additives whatsoever.

Premium Fruitwood Blend from Green Mountain Grills

Green Mountain Hardwood Cooking Pellets presents: Premium Fruitwood Blend smoker pellets. These premium quality pellets are specially selected for robust and flavourful grilling! This bold blend of Orchard Cherry, American Beech, and Sweet Pecan (yes, pecan is a fruit!) smells sweet when you cook with it and adds character to whatever you grill. Premium Fruitwood Blend is favored by competition barbecue teams and grillers nationwide for it's flavorful light smoke. We produce GMG pellets from 100% kiln-dried sawdust which stays clean throughout the process. The natural lignin present in all woods binds the pellets together without any additives whatsoever.

Premium Texas Blend from Green Mountain Grills

Premium Texas Blend is packed full of big Texas flavor in every pellet and is a perfect choice of hardwoods to bring out the flavor in your food without overpowering it. This aromatic blend of Black Oak, American Hickory, and a hint of Texas Mesquite offers a consistent flavorful smoke throughout the cook.


We produce GMG pellets from 100% kiln-dried sawdust which stays clean throughout the process. The natural lignin present in all woods binds the pellets together without any additives whatsoever.

Cherry BBQ Pellets from Bear Mountain

Our all-natural Cherry pellets add a sweet, fruity, inviting deliciousness to all your favorite meats and veggies. Everyone around the table will be wondering how you've served up such incredible flavor...don't worry, your secret is safe with us.


Mild fruity flavour.

​Gourmet Blend BBQ Pellets from Bear Mountain

​Perfect for the ultimate 'Go-To" blend. This blend truly works well with just about every type of food from fish and veggies to brisket. For newbies, this is a great product to just fill the hopper and go. For an expert pitmaster, this is a great flavor profile for competition-ready Ribs and Chicken.

​Mesquite Blend BBQ Pellets from Bear Mountain

​ Perfect for red and dark meats. Mesquite can also compliment poultry.

​Hickory Blend BBQ Pellets from Bear Mountain

​Perfect for lamb, poultry, pork, beef, and veggies.

Hopefully this topic has allowed you to gain more insight on the importance of pellets for your smoker grill. If you're interested in picking up a smoker or just have any questions either swing on by to BBQ To Go on 4432 Roper Road, hit us up on social media, or email us at info@bbqtogo.ca.







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