Traeger wood pellets are made from 100% natural hardwood--that means no fillers, binding agents, bark material, or artificial additives. Our pellets are sourced from five, Traeger-owned U.S. mill facilities. The different types of wood we use burn and release flavor differently, so each pellet flavor requires its own unique blend of natural hardwoods to provide consistent flavor and performance.
The production of all of our wood pellets involves using a small amount of food-grade soybean oil, which functions as a lubricant for our machines. In some specialty wood pellet flavors, the food-grade soybean oil is infused with natural woods, herbs or citrus. During our patented production process, the food-grade soybean oil helps combine these natural flavors into our 100% hardwood pellets. This delivers the perfect amount of flavor while maintaining the optimal burn-to-smoke ratio.
As the only company that owns and operates its entire pellet production – from mill to grill – Traeger is able to offer the highest standard U.S.-made, food-grade quality pellets.
All pellets are a blend of either Alder or Oak plus the wood flavor:
All pellets contain a small amount of food-grade soybean oil because it is used to lubricate the machinery in the mills.
Pellets contain no additives. They are held together by the naturally-occurring lignins in the wood from the extreme pressure applied in the pellet press equipment.
Did you know many grill issues can be attributed to old or poor-quality pellets? Proper pellet storage will help ensure you are making the most of your cooking experience.
We have multiple blends that we sell. Blends are a mix of multiple types of wood as seen in the chart below. There are also some unique blends that have a combination of multiple woods and even citrus and rosemary.
Sometimes you may not be able to find the flavor pellets you want because they're out of stock, or you want to use what you have. Here are some comparable substitutions that will give you a flavor similar to what a recipe calls for.