I use wood pellets for a pellet stove. A buddy use to work for a distributor and bags would break open and he would scoop it up. I did a little research as I was concerned about them using a resin or glue that may be harmfull. I found they used steam and pressure. Nothing else. Been using it for years now.Should be all natural - lignin from the wood itself under heat and pressure
Great to know! Thanks!Thanks for all the replies. I went ahead and used these pellets in my smoker this afternoon. It took a couple of attempts and a few sheets of newspaper to get them going, but once lit they provided a cool white smoke for hours. Worked great. It is $5.99 for a 40lb bag. The smoke from the pine straw that I had been using was free, but the smoke was always kinda harsh and burned my eyes if the wind blew it my direction.
I'll look for those oak pellets next time I'm there.I tend to like the smell of oak burning better than pine so I use the oak pellets intended for the pellet stoves. They work great and cost the same as the stall pellets. $5.49 for a 40# bag at my local TSC.
MajorJC, that pinestraw smoke *is* somewhat rough, isn't it?