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Mad Scientist BBQ and TheBBQHQ Pellet Test

This pellet test put 6 different pellets head to head cooking briskets on Green Mountain Grills Ledge Prime Pellet Grills - with the briskets being cooked on the top shelf of TheBBQHQ Custom Grate Sets.

The pellets used were Knottywood Plum (Knotty), Jealous Devil JAX Pellets (JD), Traeger Gourmet Blend (Traeger), Pit Boss Competition Blend (Pit),  Lumberjack Competition Blend (LJ) and Cookin Pellets Perfect Mix (CP).

Briskets were cooked at 250-270 degrees on the second shelf over a water pan. Briskets were seasoned with Salt and Pepper only and were allowed to rest for multiple hours before being served to a blind test group of with very mixed bbq backgrounds. 

After the results, be sure to check out our selection of products featured in this test. 

Test Results

Ratings are on based on a scale from 1-10

Smoke Flavor

KnottyJDTraegerPitLJCP
879488
847694
848383
958462
678686
768396
678676
653585
668677
766933
778946
668463
548686
6.855.697.465.467.005.00

 Bark Quality

KnottyJDTraegerPitLJCP
569597
643685
639383
654475
588888
768984
568887
4585106
767785
687865
6481053
538796
559686
5.625.317.385.467.855.38

Overall Favorite / Least Favorite

KnottyJDTraegerPitLJCP
Favorite206140
Least541012

Products Featured in this Experiment

Lumberjack Competition MHC Blend 40 Lb-TheBBQHQ
Lumberjack Competition MHC Blend 40 Lb-TheBBQHQ

Lumberjack Competition MHC Blend Pellets (40lb)

$23.99
TheBBQHQ ULTIMATE GRATE SYSTEM FOR GMG Daniel Boone / Ledge Grill Grates
TheBBQHQ ULTIMATE GRATE SYSTEM FOR GMG Daniel Boone / Ledge Grill Grates
TheBBQHQ ULTIMATE GRATE SYSTEM FOR GMG Daniel Boone / Ledge Grill Grates
TheBBQHQ ULTIMATE GRATE SYSTEM FOR GMG Daniel Boone / Ledge Grill Grates
TheBBQHQ ULTIMATE GRATE SYSTEM FOR GMG Daniel Boone / Ledge Grill Grates
TheBBQHQ ULTIMATE GRATE SYSTEM FOR GMG Daniel Boone / Ledge Grill Grates
TheBBQHQ ULTIMATE GRATE SYSTEM FOR GMG Daniel Boone / Ledge Grill Grates
TheBBQHQ ULTIMATE GRATE SYSTEM FOR GMG Daniel Boone / Ledge Grill Grates
TheBBQHQ ULTIMATE GRATE SYSTEM FOR GMG Daniel Boone / Ledge Grill Grates
TheBBQHQ ULTIMATE GRATE SYSTEM FOR GMG Daniel Boone / Ledge Grill Grates
TheBBQHQ ULTIMATE GRATE SYSTEM FOR GMG Daniel Boone / Ledge Grill Grates
TheBBQHQ ULTIMATE GRATE SYSTEM FOR GMG Daniel Boone / Ledge Grill Grates

TheBBQHQ ULTIMATE GRATE SYSTEM FOR GMG Daniel Boone / Ledge Grill Grates

$199.99
TheBBQHQ ULTIMATE GRATE SYSTEM FOR GMG Jim Bowie / Peak Grill Grates
TheBBQHQ ULTIMATE GRATE SYSTEM FOR GMG Jim Bowie / Peak Grill Grates
TheBBQHQ ULTIMATE GRATE SYSTEM FOR GMG Jim Bowie / Peak Grill Grates
TheBBQHQ ULTIMATE GRATE SYSTEM FOR GMG Jim Bowie / Peak Grill Grates
TheBBQHQ ULTIMATE GRATE SYSTEM FOR GMG Jim Bowie / Peak Grill Grates
TheBBQHQ ULTIMATE GRATE SYSTEM FOR GMG Jim Bowie / Peak Grill Grates
TheBBQHQ ULTIMATE GRATE SYSTEM FOR GMG Jim Bowie / Peak Grill Grates
TheBBQHQ ULTIMATE GRATE SYSTEM FOR GMG Jim Bowie / Peak Grill Grates
TheBBQHQ ULTIMATE GRATE SYSTEM FOR GMG Jim Bowie / Peak Grill Grates
TheBBQHQ ULTIMATE GRATE SYSTEM FOR GMG Jim Bowie / Peak Grill Grates
TheBBQHQ ULTIMATE GRATE SYSTEM FOR GMG Jim Bowie / Peak Grill Grates
TheBBQHQ ULTIMATE GRATE SYSTEM FOR GMG Jim Bowie / Peak Grill Grates

TheBBQHQ ULTIMATE GRATE SYSTEM FOR GMG Jim Bowie / Peak Grill Grates

$249.99
TheBBQHQ GMG Davy Crockett/ Trek Custom Grill Grates
TheBBQHQ GMG Davy Crockett/ Trek Custom Grill Grates
TheBBQHQ GMG Davy Crockett/ Trek Custom Grill Grates
GMG Davy Crockett Custom Grill Grates-TheBBQHQ
GMG Davy Crockett Custom Grill Grates-TheBBQHQ
TheBBQHQ GMG Davy Crockett/ Trek Custom Grill Grates
TheBBQHQ GMG Davy Crockett/ Trek Custom Grill Grates
TheBBQHQ GMG Davy Crockett/ Trek Custom Grill Grates
GMG Davy Crockett Custom Grill Grates-TheBBQHQ
GMG Davy Crockett Custom Grill Grates-TheBBQHQ

TheBBQHQ GMG Davy Crockett/ Trek Custom Grill Grates

$159.00
Knotty Wood 100% Pure Plum Wood Pellets
Knotty Wood 100% Pure Plum Wood Pellets
Knotty Wood 100% Pure Plum Wood Pellets
Knotty Wood 100% Pure Plum Wood Pellets

Knotty Wood 100% Pure Plum Wood Pellets

$18.99
Jealous Devil Jax BBQ Pellets 20lb Box
Jealous Devil Jax BBQ Pellets 20lb Box
Jealous Devil Jax BBQ Pellets 20lb Box
Jealous Devil Jax BBQ Pellets 20lb Box
Jealous Devil Jax BBQ Pellets 20lb Box
Jealous Devil Jax BBQ Pellets 20lb Box

Jealous Devil Jax BBQ Pellets 20lb Box

$19.99