While all BBQ Grills ultimately cook with flame, the fuel source generating that flame drastically impacts the flavor and quality of the recipe. While propane, natural gas and charcoal can cook, each fuel source also has distinct disadvantages that prevent the full taste and flavor in a recipe from emerging.
Comparing Pellet Grills to Charcoal, Gas and Wood BBQ Grills
- Flare-ups frequently occur. The flame is unpredictable, dancing up-and-down. When the flame touches the food in an uncontrolled and inconsistent manner, the food is charcoaled and burnt, degrading the flavor.
- None of these fuels provide the flavor of smoke. Grilling with wood pellets penetrates the food with an intense, smoky flavor, sealing into the food and locking in natural moisture. When cooking with wood pellets, the fuel is consistent and the smoke more flavorful.
- Wood pellet grills are safer because there are no gas leaks, no dripping hot coals and no fuel flair-ups or explosions.
- Non-wood pellet fuels can add cholesterol or calories onto the food product itself.
- Other fuel sources are expensive to operate. A 20-pound bag of wood pellets can provide more than five times the cooking duration of a bag of charcoal.
- Wood pellets are most convenient. Other fuel sources need to be constantly tended and monitored. With wood pellets, the grill can be set to the target temperature and then left unattended.
- Gas and charcoal are not as environmentally friendly as wood pellets. Charcoal and gas are oil-based and burn with residue. Wood pellets burn clean from renewable resources.
- Gas and charcoal lack versatility. A pellet grill is able to barbecue, grill, bake, roast, sear and smoke.
- Other fuel sources lack digital thermostat controls. The temperature is harder to set, monitor and control.
- Food cooked with wood pellets tastes better over gas and charcoal fueled grills. Cooking with gas makes your food taste like sulfur, whereas, using a wood fire is a more delicious way to cook.
- Wood pellets are a superior cooking technology, providing the best cooking platform for barbecue recipes. Pellet grills consistently dominate barbecue competitions.
- When you realize pellet grills are the best barbecue platform, the next step is understanding how Fast Eddy’s Pellet Grills are the best pellet grills!
Information about Pellets:
Bark content in the pellets affects the BTU, so always use our pellets when grilling in your pellet cooker. Performance quality is vital to good results!
- Hickory – most popular hardwood that gives a sweet, smoky traditional Southern-style flavor
- Mesquite – has a stronger woody taste and complements duck, lamb and beef
- Oak – works with pork, red meat, fish and game meats; it is more subtle than hickory and stronger than fruitwoods
- Fruitwood – mixes well with veal, poultry and pork
Use only 100% wood food-grade pellets in the PG500 and PG1000. Barbecue pellets are made by pulverizing hardwood sawdust and extruding an uniform density through a rotating die under enormous heat and pressure (400° @ 10,000 PSI). Naturally occurring lignin in the wood binds the pellets into their shape.
Pellets are easily obtainable, inexpensive and easy to store. Wood pellets are a superior cooking technology, providing the best cooking platform for barbecue recipes.