Why High-Quality BBQ Starts with Manchester BBQ Pellets: A Closer Look at Pellet Grill and Pellet Manufacturers

When it comes to achieving mouthwatering, smoky barbecue, the secret lies not just in the grill but also in the quality of the wood pellets you use. Many well-known grill manufacturers like Traeger Grills, Pit Boss Grills, and Green Mountain Grills offer a range of pellet grills, but their wood pellets may not always meet the highest quality standards, potentially leading to less satisfactory cooking outcomes. At Manchester BBQ Pellets, we focus on delivering superior pellets made differently from any other mill in the country. Here’s why choosing the right pellets is crucial and how Manchester BBQ Pellets can elevate your barbecue experience.

The Importance of High-Quality Pellets

Traeger Grills

Traeger Grills are renowned for their innovative and reliable pellet grills. However, like many brands in the market, their wood pellets are often produced using antiquated manufacturing practices, which may include using dry sawmill sawdust and high-temperature drying systems that can literally burn the flavor out of the pellets. While this material and process is cost-effective, it might not provide the robust flavors that come from fresh wood, potentially impacting the overall barbecue experience.

Pit Boss Grills

Pit Boss Grills are celebrated for their affordability and versatility. Yet, when it comes to their wood pellets, the manufacturing process may involve using compressed sawdust and low-quality hardwoods used to make furniture or hard wood flooring. This approach, while efficient, can sometimes result in linferior smoke flavors compared to pellets made from fresh hardwoods.

Green Mountain Grills

Green Mountain Grills offer high-tech features and solid construction, making them a popular choice among grillers. However, similar to other manufacturers, their pellets might use sawdust in the production process. This material, while commonly used, may not deliver the same depth of flavor as fresh hardwood, which could affect the taste of your barbecue.

Why Pellet Quality Matters

The quality of wood pellets is crucial for achieving that perfect barbecue flavor. Using pellets made from sawdust can lead to:

  • Poor flavor: Using sawmill sawdust waste for making barbecue pellets is generally not recommended, yet it remains the norm because most pellet mills were initially established to manufacture heating pellets where flavor was not a consideration. Consequently, many pellet mills utilize free or very cheap sawdust waste from hardwood flooring or furniture manufacturers. This approach often results in using wood species that are unsuitable for barbecue, negatively impacting flavor. For instance, Poplar, a common wood in furniture manufacturing, is frequently part of the sawmill waste used for pellets. When used for barbecue, Poplar produces an undesirable flavor. To compensate, big-box pellet brands sold for use in grills often add artificial flavors, especially when claiming to offer apple or mesquite varieties. The cost of these specific wood species would be prohibitively high, making artificial flavoring the only viable option for mass-market distribution. The barbecue pellet market is largely unregulated, allowing these practices to persist.
  • Subtle Flavor: Sawdust pellets might not provide the deep, smoky flavors that fresh hardwood does.
  • Increased Ash Production: More ash means more frequent cleaning and potential maintenance issues.

Manchester BBQ Pellets: The Superior Choice

At Manchester BBQ Pellets, we take a different approach to pellet manufacturing. Here’s how we ensure our pellets stand out:

100% Fresh, Debarked Hardwoods

We use only 100% fresh, debarked hardwoods sourced from the forests of Connecticut and New England. Unlike many competitors who might rely on sawdust, our raw material is fresh wood, ensuring a richer, more authentic smoke flavor.

Unique Low-Temperature Drying System

Our patent-pending manufacturing process includes a special low-temperature, two-stage drying system. This method preserves the natural aromas and flavors of the wood, unlike traditional high-temperature drum dryers. The result is a pellet that retains its natural essence, providing superior smoke flavor for your barbecue.

The Key Differences Explained

  1. Source Material: Fresh, debarked hardwoods versus sawmill sawdust.
  2. Drying Process: Low-temperature, two-stage drying versus high-temperature drum drying.
  3. Flavor Retention: Natural, rich flavors without the need for artificial additives.

Why Choose Manchester BBQ Pellets?

Award-winning barbecue teams and top-rated restaurants across the country trust Manchester BBQ Pellets for their superior quality and unbeatable flavor. When you use our pellets, you can expect:

  • Consistent Burn Rates: Ensuring even cooking and reliable temperature control.
  • Rich, Authentic Smoke Flavor: Elevating the taste of your barbecue to new heights.
  • Low Ash Production: Reducing maintenance and enhancing your grilling experience.


Don’t let average pellets affect your barbecue. Upgrade to Manchester BBQ Pellets and experience the difference that quality and craftsmanship make. Our commitment to using the finest hardwoods and our state-of-the-art production process ensures that every pellet delivers unparalleled flavor. Choose Manchester BBQ Pellets—the gold standard in barbecue wood pellets—and transform your grilling experience today.

Elevate your barbecue with Manchester BBQ Pellets, and taste the tradition, passion, and craftsmanship that set us apart from the rest. Your grill—and your taste buds—will thank you.

Our manufacturing process converts organic green hardwood chips into super-premium barbecue wood pellets which provide superior smokey flavor. Unlike many low-cost competitors, Manchester Wood Pellets are made from 100% natural green hardwood chips directly from  New England.

There are no fillers, additives or oils used. Our barbecue pellets give you 100% natural wood smoke flavor.

Our pellets work in all pellet grills, including Traeger Pellet Grills, Pit Boss Pellet Grills & Smokers, Weber SmokeFire Pellet Grills, Green Mountain Grills, Camp Chef, Mermphis Grills and Z Grills.