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How to Store Pellets

Keeping Your Pellets Happy Will Keep Your Grill Happy


Proper storage of your hardwood is key for your pellet preservation. The number one enemy for pellets is moisture. Moisture can ruin your hardwood and your BBQ hopes and dreams. Because our pellets are 100% natural and don’t have artificial fillers, moisture expands the wood and ultimately breaks it down completely. So unless you keep ‘em dry, you can kiss your dreams of having a burning hot grill goodbye.


Know a good pellet when you see one. These bad boys need to shine. You also want them to snap if you break them in half. No shine or snap? You might be in trouble. Watch out for dull and pellets that have crumbled as well. These aren’t doing your grill any favors. If your hardwood has a nice shine and you can hear that snap, you’ll be good to get your smoke on.


How and where you store your pellets is key for taking care of your wood. Follow our guide below and never worry about finding crumbly dust in your bag ever again.

1. Store pellets inside a dry area free from flooding, humidity, and mold. Garage or shed works best.

2. Do not leave the pellets in the bags they come in.

3. Grab one of our trusty pellet storage metal buckets. Our pellet lid is airtight and doesn’t allow moisture to get in. You can also use a Rubbermaid tote.

  • It's weather resistant.

  • Allows for an easy pour.

  • Has a filter that strains sawdust.

  • 20 lb capacity.

  • Do not use zip bags. They're not actually airtight.

Wood is the fuel for our fire and we want to make sure you take proper care of your fuel for your smoke sessions. Nothing beats the taste of wood-fired food, check out our flavor guide and find your perfect match.

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