What you might not know is that wood pellets can also be used in a charcoal smoker or grill to add a more enhanced smoke flavor. And it’s very easy to do. Once your coals are totally covered in white ash and to a hot, even temperature, add your wood pellets to the coals.
Can you cook with charcoal on Traeger?
While charcoal pellets may produce heat, smoke, and flavor for your food, they are not designed to be used in Traeger grills. Charcoal generates too much ash and gases that can degrade the quality of cooking food in the grill.
What is better charcoal or pellets?
Charcoal grills require you to manually maintain the temperature of your grill, and you’ll need to invest some time and a good amount of charcoal before you know how much fuel you need to maintain temperatures. For long cooking processes where you need to go low and slow, a pellet grill is obviously superior.
Do charcoal pellets work?
Again, in terms of heat output, while both types of charcoal pellets will provide a temperature boost, its the 100% charcoal pellets where the difference will be truly noticeable. The reason being that per lb of fuel a 100% charcoal pellet contains roughly 40% more energy than a standard hardwood BBQ pellet.
Do pellet grills taste like charcoal?
Because of the charring process used to create charcoal, most types of wood will give a similar flavor, unlike the differences you can taste from wood pellets. Some people do complain that cooking on a pellet grill will not give the food as smoky a flavor as when it is cooked on a charcoal grill.
Is a pellet grill healthier than charcoal?
Scientists say there is no good evidence pellet grilling is healthier than other grilling methods. As for adding flavor, an informal taste test for this article pitting a pellet grill against a charcoal grill had mixed results.
Are pellet smokers as good as wood smokers?
If you already own a pellet smoker, want convenience and consistently decent results, then wood pellets are a good option. If you’re cooking inside a more traditional smoker and want the best flavor and the most authentic smoking experience, however, it is recommended that you stick with smoking chunks.