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Reddit reviews on CookinPellets 40PM Perfect Mix, 1 Pack

Sentiment score: 14
Reddit mentions: 22

We found 22 Reddit mentions of CookinPellets 40PM Perfect Mix, 1 Pack. Here are the top ones.

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Found 22 comments on CookinPellets 40PM Perfect Mix, 1 Pack:

u/kaidomac · 6 pointsr/instantpot


  • 25-pack (container + lid set)
  • $9.99 (so about 40 cents per container)
  • 38 ounces
  • Item # 578568
  • Dishwasher/Microwave/Freezer-safe
  • BPA-free

    They're in the section by the foil wrap & plastic forks & whatnot. I usually buy bulk packs off Web Restaurant, but sometimes I'll snag an extra set if I see them in-person, as they don't last forever. These are actually pretty decently sturdy & have good snap lids on top, so I think they'll hold up to several dishwashing cycles without cracking!

    My meal-prep approach is what I call "small-batch gourmet", aka I make like maybe 3 to 10 containers full of food, which tastes really good (instead of bland & boring), and then freeze them. I have a deep freezer & this method allows me to only have to cook one meal a night, then build up a large inventory that I can rotate through without getting sick of eating the same thing. And because it's "gourmet" (aka not lame food), I actually look forward to eating it, instead of getting the urge to get take-out. Tastes good, saves massive amounts of money, and fits my macros!

    My primary meal-prep tools are the Instant Pot, Sous Vide, and Oster pellet smoker (awesome compact budget smoker for $60, with these pellets, which is oddly comparable to my Traeger). I make like 90% of my food in these three gadgets. I also do a lot of no-knead bread projects (English muffins, bagels, baguettes, dinner rolls, boulles, etc.) because of the convenience, and use a cheap vacuum sealer off Amazon for storing stuff long-term (ex. meat lasts 2 to 3 years when vac-sealed & stored in a freezer).
u/dmberger · 4 pointsr/Traeger

I've been a huge fan since I got mine at a local Ace Hardware. No mechanical or electrical issues, good smoked product (I don't use Traeger pellets much, I use these). Only weird issue I had was with the side handle...it broke off, cleanly, when I was pulling it back into the garage; the spot welding just gave way, I guess. I called, quickly got someone, they immediately sent me a replacement handle, and I was back in business two days later (the handle has no effect on smoking or other operations).

Admittedly, if someone is in this forum they're unlikely to dislike Traeger, but anectdotally I can't say anything bad about the smoker.

u/TheSnideOne · 4 pointsr/pelletgrills

You can not go wrong with these. https://www.amazon.com/CookinPellets-40PM-Perfect-Smoking-Pellets/dp/B00819OICI/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1526397326&sr=8-5&keywords=pellets

However, I also have what is called "cash & carry" stores by me and I buy my pellets from them. They sell "Bear Mountain" pellets. I buy 20# bags of assorted woods and blend them myself, for $10.33 a bag. They burn great. Best, lowest cost, pellet I have personally found.

u/kdawg89 · 3 pointsr/Traeger

This is what I use and with free prime shipping it's awesome! CookinPellets 40PM Perfect Mix Smoking Pellets https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00819OICI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_CxJHxbJNK0NAE

u/Studsmanly · 2 pointsr/smoking

A mixture of apple and competition pellets.

u/bigdpix · 2 pointsr/smoking

I've also struggled with getting strong smoke flavor from the Traeger. I've been using these pellets and the results have been great! http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00819OICI?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpage

Still not as strong as smoking with my old propane and wood chunk rig, but I'm finding that not standing over the smoker all day leaves my palate more sensitive to pellet smoke. My wife says she likes things like turkey better with these pellets than my old rig because it tastes less like an ashtray ;)

I did experiment with an add on tube smoker to add more flavor, and even propped real chunks of wood on that. It helped, but it ends up being as arduous as my pre-pellet days ;)

u/LVOgre · 2 pointsr/smoking

I made 6 loins a couple of weeks ago on a Traeger Pro 34. With a different smoker, I would probably have just done them at 225-275 the whole way, but with the Traeger it's super easy to bring the temperature up.

I rubbed them and smoked for about an hour at 225, then cranked it up to 350, pulling them at 140 and rested for 30 minutes. They carried over to 145-150, which was perfect.

I think I got them all done in about 90 minutes, there was a really good smoke flavor, and that high temp finish gave them a nice texture on the outside.

I've been using these pellets:


u/nssdrone · 2 pointsr/Traeger

If you are gonna spend as much money on Pellets as the Traeger brand costs, then I suggest go to Amazon for some CookinPellets, they have either the Perfect Mix, or Hickory

Those are twice the size bags of Traeger, so keep that in mind when comparing price.

I use the perfect mix when I'm smoking stuff. If I am just using the Traeger for heat, for example when I have ribs wrapped in foil or I'm grilling burgers, I use cheap stuff that I get at Cash and Carry. They are $6.99 a bag and basically the same as Traeger, which is Alder wood mixed with a little flavor wood.

u/outrunu · 2 pointsr/Traeger

So, I've come to the conclusion....Fuck traeger pellets. They are oil injected oak. They aren't true to the flavor. I've recently switched to these, and the smoke is night and day. What I'm used to seeing and tasting from my smoker.

u/sitkagear · 2 pointsr/Traeger

This has been a long time discussion among peller smoker users. Traeger uses a ton of fillers and not much real wood.


Here's a quote from the article regarding what makes up certain flavors of pellets.


>After some back and forth she said she would try and get me some info and took my #. I would have bet anyone 100 bucks that I never would hear back from her but today she called me and said she got a note from the mill with a breakdown of whats in the pellets. The base wood if you are on the west coast is alder and the east coast is oak. Mesquite or Hickory 100% base wood (alder or oak) with flavor oils no actual Mesquite or Hickory wood in the pellet


Honestly, Traeger's quality has gone downhill since they got big. Maybe ownership change? Either way, this aligns with their current business strategy; charge more for less quality.

If you want to make a pellet change, which I would recommend, CookinPellets is the number one recommendation among pellet smoker users.


u/Bufo_Stupefacio · 2 pointsr/jerky

If I recall correctly, I used CookinPellets Perfect Mix in the hopper and CookinPellets Hickory in an A-MAZE-N tube to add more smoke.

u/Bobdole462 · 2 pointsr/smoking

I started with these. It gave me some sample size to see what woods I liked with what meats. I use these probably 90% of the time though as they are great overall for anything that I am smoking. The 40 pound bag last quite a while. Make sure to get an airtight container as humidity and moisture are the enemy. I got a 30 pound dog food container on Amazon and it works perfectly. Living in Florida I had to microwave my pellets before I found out they were just damp from the humidity.


Agree with Diamonddan73 below, make sure to tent your tray so no drippings get on the pellets. Never tried the mailbox mod as the tray would give me about 12 hours of smoke when it was full.

u/Stinky_Eastwood · 2 pointsr/Traeger

CookinPellets are pretty great, too.

u/retailguypdx · 1 pointr/smoking

I have a Masterbuilt electric smoker and an Amaze N Smoker which I think is honestly the best of both worlds. I love the form factor of the Masterbuilt as well as the ability to use wood chips. The Amaze gives up to 12 hours smoke and can run it in cold smoke mode. Plus a 40 lb bag of pellets from Amazon for $35 is a long-time supply of wood.

I can't speak highly enough for the Amaze N smoker. I think it gives the most possible bang for the buck.

u/_COWBOY_DAN · 1 pointr/Tennesseetitans

I use pellets in a Green Mountain Grills Daniel Boone.

I've only used their Gold blend and Texas blends so far and I honestly can't tell much of a difference between the two. They both give a great smoky flavor on all cuts of meat I've tried (chicken, brisket, burgers, boston butt, wings, pork chops, and ribs).

I bought some new pellets yesterday that a lot of people have recommended. I'm looking forward to trying those this weekend.

If I'm wanting a really spicy rub, I use Rudy's Rub.

For everything else, I use a thin layer of Killer Hogs Hot BBQ Rub with a layer of their Regular BBQ Rub over it.

I was afraid the novelty would wear off with the pellet smoker, but we use it probably more than our regular grill now. Plus, I get multiple meals out of it throughout the week.

u/Liwanu · 1 pointr/BBQ

Traeger pellets are junk. Give these a try, I've used them for quite a while now and always get lots of smoke on my Yoder YS640.

CookinPellets 40PM Perfect Mix Smoking Pellets https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00819OICI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_hvuuybY5THNPM

u/FigaroBro · 1 pointr/smoking

I have been religiously using these for the past 6 months. When you have quality pellets the fire is more efficient and uses less. The cost of pellets is relative to the cost of propane in my experience. https://www.amazon.com/CookinPellets-40PM-Perfect-Smoking-Pellets/dp/B00819OICI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1493992890&sr=8-1&keywords=cooking+pellets

u/shaxsy · 1 pointr/smoking

The cookin pellets CookinPellets 40PM Perfect Mix Smoking Pellets https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00819OICI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_CEHizbMJ3WQQ6 are one of the biggest recommended brands and i used a smoke tube. I'm going to try putting a gasket on the lid.