There are so many types of meat smokers and BBQ’s on the market, deciding which is best for you can be overwhelming. The fact of the matter is that wood pellet smokers/grills cook differently than traditional gas, propane, and charcoal BBQ’s. By using pellets made of compacted wood and sawdust, wood pellet smokers are able to add a smokey flavor to your food that you can’t get anywhere else.
The smoker itself runs on electricity and is plugged into an outlet for power. Wood pellets are added to the hopper and funnelled down to a rotating auger and motor. This auger then pushes pellets into the fire-pot at a speed and time set by the temperature control panel. When they reach the fire-pot an igniter rod creates a flame and smoke is produced. A fan at the bottom of the fire-pot blows upward and spreads heat and smoke around the body of the smoker adding convection style cooking to your meal.