How to Change Pellets
There comes a time when every Pit Boss grill owner has to go through the process of removing the hardwood pellets from their grill. Pellet removal is a must for various reasons, but it doesn’t have to be a chore.
In fact, it’s pretty simple.
There are a few occasions when you should take the time to remove your pellets: if you’re planning to go out of town and/or simply won’t be using the grill for an extended period, OR if you’re looking to change up your pellet flavor to better pair with your next cook. (If the latter is the case, check out our pellet pairings guide to help you pick your new favorite blend)
Here’s your step-by-step guide for making the swap:
First things first, you should make sure that your grill is off and cooled down before moving forward.
Items you will need: a bucket to store your pellets, something to scoop out remaining pellets, and a bag of the pellets you plan to use next.
For those with units that do not have a pellet release door, you can scoop out your pellets into a bucket, secure the top with a lid, and store in a cool, dry place.
You can prime the auger to burn off any remaining pellets if you wish, but it’s likely those few remaining pellets will burn off during start up mode before your next cook.
If you’re ready to give pellet removal a go, check out our available pellet blends to add the ultimate wood-fired flavor to your next meal.