It all began in our backyard, in Woodland, California -- surrounded by beautiful almond orchards. Almond Wood has long been the best kept secret in BBQ. Clean, sweet smoke. Long-lasting, even heat. Subtlety and versatility. We smoke and grill with it almost everyday.

But no one had managed to turn Almond Wood into a pellet...yet. There wasn’t a single mill anywhere that could do it. So we built our own!  And created the Knotty Wood Barbecue Company.

Our family works together every day to craft the first and only 100% Pure and Natural Almond Wood barbecue pellets made anywhere in the world.  Rooted in our “From Field to BBQ” philosophy, we personally oversee every single step of the process – working with growers to source the wood, harvesting and grinding in the orchard, transporting and crafting the pellets in our custom mill on the family farm. Even packaging and distribution is under our care.  

In an industry that is largely unregulated (remnants from furniture, cabinets and flooring are supplied as “wood” to many pellet factories), we’re committed to our unprecedented chain of custody. That way, we can always guarantee that Knotty Wood Barbecue Company pellets are of the highest possible quality. Personally crafted with your family and health in mind. 100% Pure Almond Wood. No Fillers. No Additives. Ever.  

We hope that you enjoy cooking with them as much as we do!

-The Defty Family


We source & harvest the wood directly from our local Almond growers - "From Field to BBQ"

We built a custom pellet mill especially designed to pelletize Almond Wood on the family farm

Crafting the first and only Almond Wood BBQ pellets you can buy - Directly from our family to yours!