If you’re trying to decide between purchasing a new grill or a smoker, a pellet grill could be the perfect choice for you. It’s easy to use, giving you precise and even cooking with lots of versatility. Cooking with a pellet grill allows you to smoke, grill, bake, roast, braise, and BBQ all while giving you maximum smoky flavor by using 100% hardwood pellets and flames.
What’s even better is you can do all of your cooking without the headache of having to monitor the grill constantly. Just set it and forget it, and let your wood pellet grill work its magic.
How a Wood Pellet Grill Works
A pellet grill is easy to control and uses a convection heating system for cooking. Let’s look at six steps needed to operate a pellet grill.
- Wood pellets used as fuel are poured into the hopper and then dispensed into the cooking chamber.
- Two heavy-duty, metal frames provide the intake air.
- The intake air is pressurized and heated.
- The cooking chamber is heated as wood pellet fuel combusts.
- Hot air and smoke circulate through the cooking chamber.
- The Intelligent Temperature Control (ITC) gives the user the ability to set the grill on a desired cooking temperature.
Mastering Wood Pellets to Maximize Smoke Flavor
When barbecuing with wood pellets, you can experiment with various flavor possibilities for vegetables, meat, potatoes, and even baked goods. The overall taste of your food will depend on which flavor pellets you use when cooking. Check out the different pellet flavors and food combinations below and see what is recommended for the particular food you are cooking.
Alder. Earthy taste and mild flavor pairs well with vegetables, baked goods, beef, pork, poultry, and seafood.
Apple. Adds a light, slightly fruity smoke flavor to vegetables, baked goods, pork, and poultry.
Cherry. Subtly sweet, fruity smoke flavor, use for baked goods, beef, pork, and poultry.
Hickory. Strong, full-bodied flavor, compliments vegetables, beef, pork, and poultry.
Maple. Mild, adds a hint of sweetness to vegetables, baked goods, beef, and pork.
Mesquite. Hearty, robust smoke flavor that is perfect for beef, poultry, and seafood.
Oak. Mild, nutty flavor, use for baked goods, seafood, and beef.
Pecan. Sweet and a little spicy, pairs well with vegetables, baked goods, beef, pork, and poultry.
Discover the Difference
At Unique Pools, Spas and Billiards, we offer a variety of wood pellet grills to fit your barbequing needs from portable to next level. We service the Orlando, Lakeland, Jacksonville, and Daytona areas, proudly carrying items that are only made and assembled in America. Call us at one of our four locations to receive information on all of our products and services offered and to find out about the special financing we have available.