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Changing and Removing Pellets



The ole pellet swap. The pros do it, we do it, but do you? We’ve got some tips that’ll help you do it all the right way.

Two reasons to change up your pellets:

1.You want to change up pellet flavors for a different cook.

Each of our pellet flavors are truly different and bring unique flavor to whatever you’ve got cooking on your grill. Don’t be boring. Switch it up, your food and your taste buds will be happy you did.

2. You won’t be grilling for another week.

Don’t forget, if you’re taking a break from grilling (we don’t recommend) for more than a week long, you’ll want to change out your pellets so they’re good as new when you get back.


When your pellets aren’t fueling your fire and flavoring your food, give them a break. You want to remove pellets when you’re not grilling because moisture can reach them when left in the hopper for an extended period. If there’s anything you need to know about your hardwood, it’s that moisture is no bueno.

Depending on your location or how humid your home state is, pellets are prone to moisture even inside the grill. Check out our guide to protecting your wood and you won’t have a single worry. See the post here.

MAKING THE SWITCH: How to Change or Remove Pellets

Here’s the sitch on the switch. Removing or changing out pellets is an easy process, here’s how it’s done:

  • For Pro Series or newer grills: Simply open the hopper clean out door, and pour out the pellets back to a container. It’s as easy as that.

  • If you have an older model, you can easily scoop them out with a smaller container or scoop. Another option is to use a bucket vacuum head, but make sure the vacuum isn't extremely strong because these can break the pellets.

Bottom line: Take care of your pellets and your pellets will take care of not only you, but your stomach too.

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