PELLETS ARE THE FUEL
CHARCOAL IS A FUEL & IN A PELLET GRILL PELLETS ARE THE FUEL
If you add a wood chunk to a pellet grill for smoke flavor what happens? Have you tried it? We would not be having this conversation if we did not get inquiries regarding adding smoke flavor in a pellet grill. It’s a common question.
Can Mojobricks be used in my pellet grill? “You see, I just don’t get the smoke flavor I’m used to in the pellet grill” is a common customer comment.
Mojobricks are not the fuel but rather the smoke flavor you are seeking for your pellet grill.
Talk to your manufacturer before adding Mojobricks to your pellet grill. Make sure your warranty will not be voided when adding hardwood like Mojobricks for smoke flavor.
We get many questions about Pellet smokers – For example does it work? One of many examples is an early user; David Bouska of (Team) Butcher BBQ WON the Las Vegas World BBQ Food Championships using his pellet smoker and our Mojobricks Bar-B-Qubes. Although, he has secrets that is not one of them. Mr Bouska or the Big Bouska as we like to call him is a legendary figure in the KCBS circles. A Butcher by trade, he has more perfect scores than any other okie in recent memory. He is an early adapter and he carries his own line of BBQ Rubs and BBQ Sauces, injections etc He also cooks on a pellet grill and when he is cooking at home he experiments with a variety of woods including ours. The size of his wood, that is a little to personal, we wont go there!
WHERE TO PUT THE BAR-B-QUBE?
In a Pellet Grill – there is a fire pot (see image above) – this is the pot that ignites the wood pellets which is the fuel that heats the grill to temp. On the lip of the fire pot is one spot aka the FG spot or the 1st spot a Mojobrick could be placed. IF YOU HAVE A HEAT SHIELD above the fire pot – place a Mojobrick on it. As long as the Mojo is sitting atop something hot, it will smoke until it is completely combustive. Some pellet grills have a shelf that is about 4 inches away from the heat source – this may actually work as well. You wont need to ignite the mojobricks in many circumstances if the wood heats up it will produce the smoke flavor and the smoke flavor you seek. In some circumstances you ay need to pre light it. Seek ye first the FAQ page for more details on this topic.
It was the 1970’s when Joe Treager was experimenting with the pellets and the grill. His patent ran out in the 1990’s and today there are more than 60 pellet grill manufacturers.
So many pellet grills have the same basic design. As long as there is heat the Mojobricks will stay lit and smoke during the operation. Measure the distance between the firepot and the grill grate. If you have an inch and a half of space from top to bottom you will be able to place a Bar-B-Qube (our medium size product) in place. Where you place it is another question!
There are 2 options to placing Mojobricks Bar-B-Qubes for Smoke Flavor in a Pellet Grill. Mojobricks is the number choice for professionals working with hardwood for smoke flavor. Not only does the wood perform with consistency but it is also easy to apply once the application is sourced.
For Pellet grills we recommend Bar-B-Qubes or the “Mojoqube”. Bar-B-Qubes are the thinner sized “qube” which is the rectangular 3″Long and just under 2″ thick that come in a 4 pack or the new 60 packs. The “Mojoqube” is the largest of our products which are sometimes referred to as “mojobricks” and have been given the name “Mojoqube” in recent years; available in the 10lb BBT or the 2lb Brown Bag
Restaurants using Mojobricks Bar-B-Qubes in Pellet Grills
We have a customer in Lincoln Park, Chicago Illinois, called the Barn and Co. Smoke House they have a Fast Eddie Pellet smoker and every night they add a pyramid of Bar-B-Qubes to that smoker and cook their brisket or ribs or whatever it is they are smoking. Its a busy restaurant so you can imagine that they are smoking more than a few big meats every night. They will, in a pyramid formation, place anywhere up to 11 Bar-B-Qubes in the fire box area. They use a gas torch to light the Bar-B-Qubes from the bottom. If you light the bottom of the pyramid the wood will burn very slowly: from the bottom to the top. It takes all night for the wood to completely com-bust. There is no creosote build up in the smoker and the reorder is systematic. Mojobricks allow for consistent results and with consistent results come with consistent book keeping.
Most manufacturers of Pellet grills provide a separate smoke box for adding wood. If your pellet grill has this box and you are cooking a couple racks of ribs – you really only need one Bar-B-Qube.
NO SMOKING BOX NO WORRIES
Many pellet grills have a similar design. Many do not have room for a smoke box. So we recommend you add your Mojobricks Bar-B-Qube to either the grill grate or to a flat surface hopefully that flat surface is a heat shield. As long as you do not expose the entire Bar-B-Qube to flame you will get the smoldering effect you seek. Use your own smoke box an place it near the heat.
What Size Mojobricks do I use?
Just like using a Mojobricks product in your back yard gas grill you will use the Bar-B-Qube size to determine how long you will cook. Mojobricks come in 3 sizes. Mojobricks Bar-B-Qubes Minis is not the size you want when using the pellet grill unless you are grilling in which case a mini will work just fine. The choice is either the Bar-B-Qube that is packed 4 to a bag for longer cooks or you will use the Bar-B-Qubes sold in the brown bag.
One owner of a manufacturer of Pellet Grills has become an avid user an experimenter with Mojobricks. Chad and Nicole Humphrey of Humphrey Smokers in West Newfield, Maine have controlled the Bar-B-Qube in their smokers to the point that each Bar-B-Qube is smoking for 8 to 9 hours. These times have been reached in the past with other smokers but it is the first time that it has reached these smoke periods in a set-up specifically designed for the Mojobricks Hardwood Bar-B-Qubes 1 3/4″ x 3″L size. Check with the Humphreys customer service if perfection is what you seek – Humphrey smokers are available to the public. Humphrey Smokers have been used to win the the Worlds largest Kansas City Barbecue Classic “The American Royal” and to win the prestigious Jack Daniels World Invitational.
Yoder Smokers is another new American Grill Manufacturer that is very popular. Based in Hutchinson, KS. USA Yoder brings a variety of smokers to the market. You can find them online at www.yodersmokers.com
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