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Buz’s Pit Guide: Wood Pellet Pits

Buz’s Pit Guide: Wood Pellet Pits
December 26, 2013 Staff Writer

Like the smokers, wood pellet pits are coming into the BBQ scene strong. These guys are the whole package – easy to use and easy cleanup. What more could you ask for?


There are no fillers or additives in the pellets – we can’t stress how important this is when you’re cooking. Without fillers or additives, the pellets can combust completely and they burn clean — meaning no odd or funky smoke flavor in your food.

It’s hard to over-smoke anything in a wood pellet pit. The pellets self-feed which allows greater control when maintaining heat inside the chamber.

These pits are GREAT for cold smoking or for people who don’t like a lot of overpowering, overly-smoky food. It’s even a great way for amateur smokers to smoke a great meal.


Wood pellet pit smokers provide indirect heat, just like the smokers.  The hotter the pellets get, the less smoke is produced. So if you’re looking for something that will give you a fantastic pink smoke ring, then chances are this pit is not for you.

Where to buy:

Even though wood pellet pits are fairly new to the barbecue scene, they are taking it over by storm. These pits are the only ones on the market that allows you to cold smoke and doesn’t overly-smoke your food.

Yoder’s and Traeger sell wood pellet pits online. However, you can go to to their website to find local retailers who sell their items in-store.

If you are looking to purchase locally, take a look at Hearth & Home Shoppe of Mechanicsville’s products online or in store.




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