Yes they are! You can now purchase Manchester Barbecue Pellets by the bag on Amazon.
Yes, you can use our premium pellets in a pellet stove for heating. Our pellets have high BTU's, ultra-low ash content, high bulk density and good durability. Manchester Wood Pellets have lower average ash content vs. typical heating pellets. That's because we only use 100% debarked hardwood chips, sourced from our local Connecticut forestry partners, and our proprietary manufacturing process is cleaner than most of our competitors.
If you are interested in purchasing a pallet of our hardwood pellets for heating, please complete this contact form to receive pricing information.
Our wood pellets are sold by the pallet and can be picked up at our manufacturing facility in Manchester, Connecticut.
Yes you can! We work with independent retailers across the United States. If you would like to become a Manchester Barbecue Pellets Dealer, please visit our Wholesale Customer Registration page to set up a new account. Once you fill the form out, we will review, approve and contact you. Approved dealers can place orders directly on our site. We offer LTL shipping quotes at checkout as well, so buying our awesome bbq pellets is just a few clicks away!
Our wood pellets are 100% local! Our raw materials are sourced from our forestry partners in New England. Barbecue Wood Pellets’ manufacturing facility is located in Manchester, Connecticut. Our super-premium barbecue pellets are made in small batches by American workers. We’re proud to bring manufacturing jobs back to our local community. When you buy Manchester Barbecue Pellets, you get a superior product for an awesome grilling experience.
The quality of the raw materials is a critical factor in the wood pellet manufacturing process. Manchester Wood Pellets uses 100% fresh, green, natural hard wood chips, sustainably harvested from the forests of Connecticut.
High-quality equipment used in our manufacturing process ensures that the moisture content, durability and bulk density of the pellets are optimal.
Low ash content is also important. We have developed a proprietary manufacturing process that produces the highest quality barbecue pellets money can buy. Our ash content has been tested at 0.5%, which is probably the lowest ash content level you will find in a wood pellet.
But don't take our word for it - pick up a bag and try them out!
Raw material quality, pellet durability, ash content, moisture content and bulk density are measures of overall pellet quality. Manchester Wood Pellets are manufactured with ultra-low ash content and optimal bulk density (~41 lbs). For pellet grilling, higher pellet bulk density yields more smoke – and that means more flavor. Because we only use fresh wood chips, our small batch manufacturing process gives you the flavor you would get when using a log burner. So, you can cook like a pit master!
The key to our unique manufacturing process is that we do not over-dry our raw materials, which means that our pellets retain more wood aromatics vs. most competitors. Our product is 100% natural - we never add artificial flavors or flavoring oils, which is common in lower-cost barbecue wood pellet brands.
There is a large supply of hard wood chips (oak, hickory, maple and cherry woods) available in New England. Manchester Wood Pellets converts local wood waste into a premium, value-added consumer product. We converted a former feed mill into a wood pelleting mill, so we’re bringing back manufacturing jobs to our town!
100% of our wood pellets are manufactured at our plant in Manchester, Connecticut. Our facility was previously an animal feed pellet mill, which we have converted into a barbecue wood pellet manufacturing facility. All of our raw materials come from the hardwood forests of Connecticut, so we’re all about creating manufacturing jobs in our community.
Wholesale customers can register for a wholesale account here and place orders online. Retailers (such as hardware stores, barbecue supply shops, and restaurants) are all eligible to become wholesale buyers. If you are a retail customer, you can find a local retailer using our Store Locator Page.
People all over America are tossing their gas grill and getting a pellet grill. Pellet grills offer superior flavor vs. gas and propane grills. That's why the pellet grill market has been growing by 20%+ per year. Nobody likes grilled meat that tastes like gas! In addition, pellet grills offer total control over temperature vs. a traditional charcoal grill. With a pellet grill, you get natural wood smoke flavor with effortless control over temperature. With a pellet grill, you can “set and forget.” That means you can spend time with your friends and family while you cook up your next barbecue masterpiece!
All barbecue pellets are not created equally. The cheapest pellets are frequently made from sawmill waste, and other low-quality wood byproducts. Manchester Barbecue Pellets are made from 100% natural, green hardwood chips. Our wood is sourced in small batches, directly from our New England forestry partners. Our pellets contain no additives or chemicals. Our high-quality raw materials, combined with our proprietary manufacturing process, results in superior smoke flavor.
That depends on the type of pellet grill you purchase. There are many varieties of pellet grills available. Some are designed primarily for low-temperature cooking and smoking, while others are more versatile and also allow for searing. For example, the Weber SmokeFire grill can sear meats on direct flame at 600F.
You can cook a wide variety of dishes including meats such as beef, pork, chicken, lamb vegetables, seafood and wild game. You can also bake pies, pizza and breads. Click here to read a great article about five terrific pellet grill cookbooks.
Yes, you can use Manchester Barbecue Pellets in all Traeger pellet grills, including: Timberline 850 & 1300 pellet grills, Ironwood 650 & 885 pellet grills, Pro Series 575 & 780 pellet grills, Ranger pellet grills and Tailgater pellet grills. You can be a member of the Traegerhood and use Manchester Barbecue Pellets! We think our small-bacth barbecue pellets are the best wood pellets money can buy.
The biggest benefits of a pellet grill versus other types of grills are superior flavor and ease of use. A pellet grill automatically does all the work and makes it pretty easy to be a barbecue expert with little effort. A main benefit is that pellet grills are “plug and play,” meaning that after you load the pellets into a hopper and set the desired temperature with the turn of a dial. The rest of the process is relatively hands-off. Plus, you get wood smoked flavor that you just can’t get from a gas or propane grill. Bottom line - you can cook like a pit master with very little effort.
We use 100% natural wood chips to create our super-premium wood pellets, for use in all pellet grills. We never use any flavoring oils or artificial flavors of any type. Instead, we rely on mother nature to give our awesome wood pellets the best flavor.
Some competitors claim to sell species-specific hardwood pellets. However, it's virtually impossible to get a written guaranty from a manufacturer as to what the ingredients are. We use a combination of white oak, red oak, hard maple, hickory and cherry woods, sourced directly from the forests of New England. We never use alder wood or gum tree in our pellets.
Yes! Manchester Barbecue Pellets are manufactured from 100% natural green wood chips that have been debarked. We use locally available hardwoods such as hickory, oak, cherry and maple.
Our wood pellets contain a mixture of hickory, oak, maple and cherry from New England. We never use gum trees, poplar or alder.
Yes! Any good-quality hardwood pellet can be used in any pellet grill or smoker. Manchester Barbecue Pellets work perfectly in Traeger, Pit Boss and Weber pellet grills, to name a few.
Our pellets are also used in commercial kitchens. Restaurants are starting to use pelelt smokers, such as the Cookshack FEC120, to smoke meats. Our pellets are used by a number of barbecue restaurants.
Most wood pellets will store for 6-12 months if kept in a cool, dry place. If you live in a high-humidity environment, be sure to seal your pellet bag in between uses. Exposure to moisture can ruin the durability of the pellets.
Yes you can! In fact, there are pellet-fueled pizza ovens available for purchase. Ooni makes a great line of wood pellet pizza ovens that get to a temperature of 932F!
Most pellet grills can reach a maximum temperature of 600F – 700F. Note that while pellet grills use indirect heat, many pellet grills allow you to cook with direct flame by sliding a metal plate to expose the burning wood pellets. This allows cooks to slightly blacken the food before serving.
We tested Manchester Barbecue Pellets in an Ooni Pizza Oven and were able to get the oven to 990F!
Pellet grills generally use 1 to 1.5 pounds of pellets per hour. This can vary depending on the outside temperature and the temperature setting of the pellet grill.
More and more restaurants are using pellet grills and smokers. Using pellet smokers allows restaurants to add consistent, high-quality barbecue offerings to their menu. We offer special wholesale pricing for restaurants.
Restaurants can buy Manchester Barbecue Pellets wholesale. Buy our barbecue wood pellets directly from our mill by registering on our Wholesale Portal.
Yes we do! Manchester Wood Pellets are available for export worldwide! Please contact us if you would like to learn more. We export wood pellets primarily to the European Union. Our manufacturing facility is located near Port Newark, New Jersey.
Yes, you can use our wood pellets in all Cookshack smokers, including: PG500: FAST EDDY'S™ BY COOKSHACK PELLET GRILL, FEC100: FAST EDDY'S™ BY COOKSHACK WOOD PELLET SMOKER OVEN MODEL FEC100, and the PG1000: FAST EDDY'S™ BY COOKSHACK PELLET GRILL.
Yes! Manchester Barbecue Pellets work well in all commercial pellet smokers, such as the FEC120: FAST EDDY'S™ BY COOKSHACK FIXED SHELF PELLET SMOKER OVEN MODEL FEC12 and the FEC240: FAST EDDY'S™ BY COOKSHACK FIXED SHELF PELLET SMOKER OVEN MODEL FEC240.
Pellet grills are a type of outdoor cooking equipment that use wood pellets as fuel to generate heat and smoke, resulting in deliciously cooked meat with a unique smoky flavor. Pellet grills are becoming increasingly popular due to their ease of use, consistent temperature control, and versatility in cooking different types of meat. Pellet grills also allow for a hands-off cooking experience, allowing you to set the temperature and let the grill do the work. With the growing interest in outdoor cooking and BBQing, pellet grills have become a popular choice for those who want to elevate their grilling game.
It is recommended to clean your pellet grill after every two or three uses. However, the frequency of cleaning may vary depending on how often you use it and how messy the last thing you cooked was. If you have smoked fish or other oily foods, you should clean your grill immediately after use to prevent the grease from accumulating and affecting the taste of your future food. Proper maintenance and regular cleaning will ensure that your pellet grill lasts longer and functions properly.
FAQ contentYou will need gloves, soapy water and a bucket, towels, and scrubbers. It is important to avoid using wire brushes or steel wool pads, as they can cause damage that will deteriorate your grill over time. Instead, use nylon scrubbers and at least one plastic scraper to clean your grill.
To clean the burn pot of your pellet grill, start by emptying it and scraping any residual ash and debris from it. You can use a shop vac to suck out any remaining ash or debris. Once you have removed as much ash as possible, use a scraper to remove any stubborn buildup. After that, wipe the burn pot clean with a damp towel.
Yes, you can use chemical cleaners to clean your pellet grill. However, you should avoid using harsh chemicals and aggressive scrubbing pads on porcelain-coated grills like those that Traeger uses. Traeger recommends using their specially formulated all-natural grill and grate cleaner, which effectively cleans your high-dollar pellet grill without causing any damage.
To clean the chimney of your pellet grill, use a nylon brush designed for cleaning bottles and jars. Use a couple of paper towels to keep loose soot from dripping into the grill. Then, use shop towels to wipe the surfaces clean. Pay special attention to cleaning the chimney or back vent, as this is where the majority of volatile chemicals accumulate and can pose a fire hazard. A clean chimney will ensure better airflow and proper temperature control, resulting in the best possible smoking experience.
To clean the grates on your pellet grill, start by heating the grill to its highest temperature for about 15-20 minutes. Then, use a wire brush or grill scraper to remove any debris from the grates. After that, soak the grates in soapy water for about 15-20 minutes and scrub them with a nylon scrubber. Rinse the grates thoroughly with clean water and dry them with a towel.
While a pressure washer can be used to clean your pellet grill, it is not recommended as it can damage the grill's internal components. Instead, use a soft-bristled brush or nylon scrubber to clean the grill's exterior, grates, and other parts.
To clean the grease tray on your pellet grill, remove the tray and scrape any leftover debris or grease from it. Use a soapy solution to wash the tray and rinse it thoroughly with clean water. Once the tray is clean and dry, replace it in your grill.
No, you should not use oven cleaner to clean your pellet grill. Oven cleaners contain harsh chemicals that can damage the grill's internal components and potentially contaminate your food. Stick to using a mild dish soap or specialized grill cleaner.