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FAQ's

Our pellets are manufactured in certified pellet manufacturing facilities across the USA and we use only 100% all-natural hardwood to create the most flavorful, high quality and consistent burning BBQ pellets.


Q: Can I use Bear Mountain BBQ Pellets in my Traeger® grill?

A:  Yes, although some grill manufacturers recommend using only their branded pellets, our BBQ pellets work well with all pellet grill brands and models.

Q: What is used to flavor the wood?

A:  Mother Nature. Our Bear Mountain BBQ Wood flavors are created from 100% all-natural hardwood. 

Q: Where does the wood come from?

A:  Our 100% sustainable BBQ wood pellets are made from pressed sawdust that's locally sourced by our pellet mills across the United States.  We hand select only the highest quality hardwoods to naturally produce a range of BBQ grilling and smoking woods that exceed industry standards.

Q: Do you use any base woods in your pellets?

A: Yes, we use either Alder or Oak as a base wood depending on the region of the country where the specific wood species are native.   These base woods create a more consistent burn and smoking experience.

Q: Are any of the Bear Mountain BBQ pellets 100% of a single wood species?

A: Yes, Oak and Alder BBQ pellets are 100% single species.

Q: What wood species make up your Gourmet Blend BBQ pellets?

A:  Our Gourmet Blend is a proprietary blend of robust smoky wood species combined with sweeter fruitwood species to create a delicious smoke flavor and aroma.

Q:  How fast do pellets burn in a pellet grill?

A:  We estimate a burn rate of approx 1lb/hour on a low or smoke setting, and up to 3lb/hour on a high setting.

The burn rate of Bear Mountain BBQ pellets is dependent on the make and model of your grill.  Please reference your grill owners manual for more specific information.   

Q:  Can I use heating pellets in a pellet BBQ?

A:  No. You should never use heating pellets to cook food since they may contain softwood.  Softwoods contain resins that produce a harsh tasting soot when burned, so they’re sure to leave a bad taste in your mouth!

Q:  Can Bear Mountain BBQ pellets be shipped to my house?

A:  Yes - Shop our selection of BBQ pellets online and have them shipped directly to your home. Can't wait for them to arrive? Find a BBQ pellet retailer near you!

Q:  Can I recycle my used Bear Mountain BBQ bags?

A:  Yes, we encourage you to recycle.  Check with your local recycler to see if #4 plastics can be picked up curbside.   If not, most grocery stores accept #4 plastic bags for recycling. Learn More Here

Q: Can I use Bear Mountain BBQ pellets in a gas, charcoal or electric grill?

A:  Yes, We’ve created some alternative methods of using pellets for gas, charcoal and electric grills which are shared in our Grilling Tips and are printed on the back of each bag of Bear Mountain BBQ pellets.  There are also a number of accessories on the market for using pellets to smoke on a gas, charcoal or electric grill.

Q: Why is the color of my pellets different between two bags of the same flavor?

A:  Like everything in nature, product color is a result of a wide variety of factors ranging from seasonal temperatures during a tree’s growth cycle, to location and type of wood used in production. Even the same types of wood can have different varieties that vary in color (did you know there are over 600 species of oak?). Also - while infrequent - we occasionally change the exact mix of wood types based on availability to provide the consistent flavor and cooking performance you expect. Rest assured, our BBQ pellets are ALWAYS made with 100% hardwood and industry-leading quality standards, to create deliciously consistent BBQ, time and time again. To learn more about why quality standards are so important, read this article on our blog

Q: What's the difference I can expect between Bear Mountain pellets vs Traeger pellets?

 A: Both companies make great pellets.  Bear Mountain BBQ pellets are made in certified pellet manufacturing facilities and pellets are tested by 3rd party labs to ensure quality.   We've been making BBQ pellets for almost 30 years to provide the best flavor, quality and value to the consumer.

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