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Tim April 9th 19 02:29 PM

Using pellets on a charcoal grill?
 
Been wondering about throwing some traeger pellets onmy charcoal grill. At my farm I have about all the cooking Woods I can cut. Cherry, wild plumb, Apple, persimmon, pecan, walnut, etc. one thing I don’t have is mesquite. So I thought after I got the charcoal and royal oak going I’d throw on some mesquite pellets. Then I hear that you need to soak them in water and wrap them in punctured tin foil and let them smolder. Then I’m told not to do it at all.

As long as they make smoke who cares. Oh well. I guess I’ll try something to see what doesn’t work..

John H.[_5_] April 9th 19 02:46 PM

Using pellets on a charcoal grill?
 
On Tue, 9 Apr 2019 06:29:34 -0700 (PDT), Tim wrote:

Been wondering about throwing some traeger pellets onmy charcoal grill. At my farm I have about all the cooking Woods I can cut. Cherry, wild plumb, Apple, persimmon, pecan, walnut, etc. one thing I dont have is mesquite. So I thought after I got the charcoal and royal oak going Id throw on some mesquite pellets. Then I hear that you need to soak them in water and wrap them in punctured tin foil and let them smolder. Then Im told not to do it at all.

As long as they make smoke who cares. Oh well. I guess Ill try something to see what doesnt work..


On charcoal, I would much prefer chunks or chips of pure cherry, hickory, or whatever. Very few
pellets are pure - usually a combination of hickory, or whatever, and a filler wood. Why pay the
extra money for pellets when you've got the real thing right there?

Whatever you use needs to smolder - not flame up. Then you burn 'em up fast and get no smoke. And,
if you don't care about having any smoke flavor at all, just say 'no'!

John H.[_5_] April 9th 19 03:01 PM

Using pellets on a charcoal grill?
 
On Tue, 9 Apr 2019 06:29:34 -0700 (PDT), Tim wrote:

Been wondering about throwing some traeger pellets onmy charcoal grill. At my farm I have about all the cooking Woods I can cut. Cherry, wild plumb, Apple, persimmon, pecan, walnut, etc. one thing I dont have is mesquite. So I thought after I got the charcoal and royal oak going Id throw on some mesquite pellets. Then I hear that you need to soak them in water and wrap them in punctured tin foil and let them smolder. Then Im told not to do it at all.

As long as they make smoke who cares. Oh well. I guess Ill try something to see what doesnt work..


Don't know where you heard anything about soaking pellets in water, but they'll just turn to mush if
you do. They'll become just like wet sawdust.

Tim April 9th 19 03:50 PM

Using pellets on a charcoal grill?
 
John H
On Tue, 9 Apr 2019 06:29:34 -0700 (PDT), Tim wrote:

Been wondering about throwing some traeger pellets onmy charcoal grill. At my farm I have about all the cooking Woods I can cut. Cherry, wild plumb, Apple, persimmon, pecan, walnut, etc. one thing I don’t have is mesquite. So I thought after I got the charcoal and royal oak going I’d throw on some mesquite pellets. Then I hear that you need to soak them in water and wrap them in punctured tin foil and let them smolder. Then I’m told not to do it at all.

As long as they make smoke who cares. Oh well. I guess I’ll try something to see what doesn’t work..


Don't know where you heard anything about soaking pellets in water, but they'll just turn to mush if
you do. They'll become just like wet sawdust.

......


Well on the back of some hickory bag it said to soak them and put them on a metal tray or something to that effect.

Let me clarify, these were some kind of a processed hickory chip that reminds me of an oversized chicklet chewing gum. Total hardwood. Next time I go through the store I’ll find it and post about it.

Keyser Soze April 9th 19 03:57 PM

Using pellets on a charcoal grill?
 
On 4/9/19 9:29 AM, Tim wrote:
Been wondering about throwing some traeger pellets onmy charcoal grill. At my farm I have about all the cooking Woods I can cut. Cherry, wild plumb, Apple, persimmon, pecan, walnut, etc. one thing I don’t have is mesquite. So I thought after I got the charcoal and royal oak going I’d throw on some mesquite pellets. Then I hear that you need to soak them in water and wrap them in punctured tin foil and let them smolder. Then I’m told not to do it at all.

As long as they make smoke who cares. Oh well. I guess I’ll try something to see what doesn’t work..



Too much time on your hands.

Tim April 9th 19 04:22 PM

Using pellets on a charcoal grill?
 
Keyser Soze
On 4/9/19 9:29 AM, Tim wrote:
Been wondering about throwing some traeger pellets onmy charcoal grill. At my farm I have about all the cooking Woods I can cut. Cherry, wild plumb, Apple, persimmon, pecan, walnut, etc. one thing I don’t have is mesquite. So I thought after I got the charcoal and royal oak going I’d throw on some mesquite pellets. Then I hear that you need to soak them in water and wrap them in punctured tin foil and let them smolder. Then I’m told not to do it at all.

As long as they make smoke who cares. Oh well. I guess I’ll try something to see what doesn’t work..



Too much time on your hands.

.......


Beats the drive through at the local Tastie-Shak...

Keyser Soze April 9th 19 04:35 PM

Using pellets on a charcoal grill?
 
On 4/9/19 11:22 AM, Tim wrote:
Keyser Soze
On 4/9/19 9:29 AM, Tim wrote:
Been wondering about throwing some traeger pellets onmy charcoal grill. At my farm I have about all the cooking Woods I can cut. Cherry, wild plumb, Apple, persimmon, pecan, walnut, etc. one thing I don’t have is mesquite. So I thought after I got the charcoal and royal oak going I’d throw on some mesquite pellets. Then I hear that you need to soak them in water and wrap them in punctured tin foil and let them smolder. Then I’m told not to do it at all.

As long as they make smoke who cares. Oh well. I guess I’ll try something to see what doesn’t work..



Too much time on your hands.

......


Beats the drive through at the local Tastie-Shak...


Those are your choices, eh? Maybe you should move to a place with more
eating venues.

Tim April 9th 19 05:43 PM

Using pellets on a charcoal grill?
 
Keyser Soze
- show quoted text -
Those are your choices, eh? Maybe you should move to a place with more
eating venues
........

Whatever you say, Harry

Bill[_12_] April 9th 19 05:54 PM

Using pellets on a charcoal grill?
 
Tim wrote:
Been wondering about throwing some traeger pellets onmy charcoal grill.
At my farm I have about all the cooking Woods I can cut. Cherry, wild
plumb, Apple, persimmon, pecan, walnut, etc. one thing I don’t have is
mesquite. So I thought after I got the charcoal and royal oak going I’d
throw on some mesquite pellets. Then I hear that you need to soak them
in water and wrap them in punctured tin foil and let them smolder. Then
I’m told not to do it at all.

As long as they make smoke who cares. Oh well. I guess I’ll try
something to see what doesn’t work..


Get a Smoke Tube. Will take pellets or chips. This is the one I have.
Used stand alone to smoke cheese.
https://www.amazon.com/Pellet-Smoker...-2-spons&psc=1



John H.[_5_] April 9th 19 06:43 PM

Using pellets on a charcoal grill?
 
On Tue, 9 Apr 2019 16:54:12 -0000 (UTC), Bill wrote:

Tim wrote:
Been wondering about throwing some traeger pellets onmy charcoal grill.
At my farm I have about all the cooking Woods I can cut. Cherry, wild
plumb, Apple, persimmon, pecan, walnut, etc. one thing I dont have is
mesquite. So I thought after I got the charcoal and royal oak going Id
throw on some mesquite pellets. Then I hear that you need to soak them
in water and wrap them in punctured tin foil and let them smolder. Then
Im told not to do it at all.

As long as they make smoke who cares. Oh well. I guess Ill try
something to see what doesnt work..


Get a Smoke Tube. Will take pellets or chips. This is the one I have.
Used stand alone to smoke cheese.
https://www.amazon.com/Pellet-Smoker...-2-spons&psc=1


Now there's a good idea, if you want to use pellets. I've heard chips go pretty fast, but never
tried them. Will be using the pellet smoker with my next cook - pulled chicken.


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