Pellet BBQ Smokers
more about pellet smokers
What is a pellet smoker?
Pellet smokers are part of the fastest-growing sector within the BBQ smoker market. Their ease of use and reliable performance make them a perfect option for anyone wanting to enter the BBQ smoker scene, whether a complete novice or a seasoned pro. Initially, pellet smokers had somewhat of a bad reputation as the pellets themselves were artificial, and therefore could never compete with the flavour delivered by real chips of wood. However, now with 100% real wood pellets, the flavour results are unrivalled. In many ways, results from a pellet smoker are actually superior, as you can now easily maintain a constant temperature throughout the cook. This gives the meat a steady, even and predicable cook, giving it the perfect all-round flavour and texture.
A pellet smoker vs a traditional BBQ smoker
Pellet smokers now come with controls that traditional smokers cannot provide, such as Bluetooth and WiFi controls to allow you complete control over your cook. This means that you are able to control your grill from virtually anywhere, and even preset a temperature you want the meat to reach before the pellet smoker turns into warm mode. This is a game-changer when it comes to purchasing a BBQ smoker, as with a traditional model you will need to constantly monitor the temperature of your meat to ensure it is cooking evenly. This is restrictive, whereas a pellet smoker allows you the freedom to leave your meat to continue cooking while you go about your day. If you want to enjoy the very best in flavour but also need that versatility and flexibly, then a pellet smoker is the only choice for you - just set it and forget it.
Sourcing the right pellets.
Another major advantage of a pellet smoker is the availability, not of the pellet smokers themselves, but of the pellets. There are many manufacturers of BBQ smoker pellets that are widely available, offering a variety of different smoke flavours for you to choose from. Pit Boss & Louisiana Grills both offer 100% natural hardwood pellets for the very best flavour when it comes to your BBQ. Traditional BBQ smokers require flavoured wood logs, and although widely available in the USA, they can be difficult to to get hold of over here in the UK. As a majority of the wood logs are imported from the USA, stock levels are sporadic and unpredictable, adding yet another unwanted stress to the BBQ smoker process.
How much is a pellet smoker and is it worth the money?
Now, let’s talk BBQ smoker cost and availability. Thanks to advancements in technology, buying a pellet smoker has never been easier or more affordable. Pit Boss is by far the best value pellet smoker range, with prices starting from just £400, and with a 5-year warrantably you really do get a lot of bang for your buck. If you want something a little more special, Louisiana Grills has some fantastic premium offerings with WiFi and Bluetooth control. Whichever brand you choose, pellet smokers are now widely available and rapidly taking over the BBQ smoker market.
I want some more information on a pellet smoker.
Although pellet smokers have been around for some time, in the UK they are somewhat undiscovered. Here at Buff BBQ, we want to make sure you buy the right BBQ smoker for you (regardless of whether you choose to buy from us or not). Feel free to call us anytime on 0333 050 8938 for some honest, impartial advice. We have a real in-depth knowledge of pellet smokers, their capabilities, and which would suit you best, if at all.