If you are shopping for barbecues, grills,
or smokers, be sure to consider wood pellet grilling for that perfect
wood smoke flavor. (See the list of wood pellet grills below).
A wood pellet smoker / grill will smoke, roast, bake, or grill. It is easy
to operate and requires less attention to keep at a constant
temperature. The wood pellets are available in several wood
"flavors", such as hickory, alder, cherry, or mesquite.
storage of the multiple wood pellet flavors, be sure to consider the PelletCan, which also provides a handy food preparation surface, plus a
barbecue tool rack, and is available in
portable and table top models.
How a Wood Pellet Grill Works
Wood pellet grills are fueled by
compressed hardwood pellets. The wood pellets are loaded into a
hopper, which is usually at the side or back of the grill. From
the hopper the wood pellets are fed into a fire box at the bottom of the
grill via an electric powered auger. The pellets are then
lit by an electric igniter rod that starts the pellets burning.
The auger is controlled by a thermostat to keep just the right amount of
pellets burning to provide the perfect slow smoking and barbecuing
conditions. A fan is is activated which cools and keeps smoke out
of the hopper, as well as providing air movement in the cooking area to
enhance the convection heating abilities. The indirect convection
heating provides the ability to cook a roast or turkey to perfection and
also to bake breads, pizza, or pies.