Best BBQ Pellets Grilling Practices for Thanksgiving Cooking

Best BBQ Pellets

Are you wondering how you’re going to get all of the cooking done on your pellet smoker on the “big day?” Whether you just started with your pellet smoker or you’re an expert who’s been cooking for many years, cooking for Thanksgiving can be a bit intimidating. So much food to cook for so many people – it’s easy to feel a bit overwhelmed. Below are some tips that can help to “ground” anyone for the best possible cook, be they a master or novice. Of course, one of the best tips is to use the best BBQ pellets – Knotty Wood pellets. 

How Many Pellets for Pellet Cooking on Thanksgiving? 

On the subject of pellets, it’s easy to get nervous thinking about “how many do I need?” A good rule of thumb to keep in mind is: “one pound per hour of cooking at regular temperatures.” However, the keyword in the last sentence is “regular.” In late November, depending on what you’re cooking, you may be cooking at some higher temperatures that are anything but “regular.” To that end, it’s better to have one too many pellets than one too few. 

Slow and Steady Wins the Race on Your Temp Gauge 

When you want everything to be perfect, it’s natural to get caught up in the details. So, when you see your pellet grill temperature go up or down by a few degrees, it’s normal to feel like “oh no, this cooking is not going well.” But! It’s normal. That’s simply how it works sometimes. The temperature you set is not a constant, but rather, an average. With all of the variables in place, your temperature is going to fluctuate a bit. Don’t let it stress you out and keep at it. 

Clean and Covered 

Some of the best ways to ensure a great Thanksgiving cooking experience can be handled long before Thanksgiving arrives. For starters, you can’t go wrong with having a cover for your pellet grill. That keeps the elements out (in this context, “elements” can mean anything from snow to rain, to water, to leaves, to animals, and so much else). By that same token, before your pellet grill gets called up for “the big game,” so to speak, make sure that it’s as clean as possible.


Best BBQ Pellets

Best BBQ Pellets for the Best BBQ 

The right BBQ pellets can make or break a Thanksgiving dish. Here at Knotty Wood, we make pellets that can go with just about anything that may go in your pellet smoker. Whether it’s the turkey, the stuffing, the mashed potatoes, the desserts, or anything else that you decide to cook for Thanksgiving, our pellets can add a unique flavor for an even more memorable Thanksgiving. To see what our pellets can do for you, you can go through our site or buy them at The Home Depot’s site, too. 

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