Hickory vs Competitive Pellets, is there a major distinguish in taste?

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I have a Pitboss Navigator (its a combo grill) been using it for at least three months. Figuring out the temp swings and P Settings are tuned in for the most part.
I see all the different brands of pellets and I have yet to try the variety. I started with Hickory and recently my kid bought me a 20lb bag of competition.

Its my understanding that Hickory gives you the "most smoked flavor"? so I used it on steaks, quarter chickens ,pork butts etc..
Ive enjoyed them all the same.

Can anyone tell me is there a chart we follow for say...Pork butt, turkey?

What can the competition pellets do that Hickory pellets can't?

Im new to pellet grills and smoking btw, if this seems to be a no-brainer question.

Thx,
Art
 

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Hickory will give you that bite in smoke than the competition blend. The competition blend does not give that hard hickory taste, but a settle sweet smoke. I do not use Hickory on Chicken as poultry absorbs more smoke then beef and pork does and it give me that too much smokier taste.

It depends as I try so many different pellets and so far my favorite is B&B pellets and you should try there hickory it is pretty good.
 
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Thanks for the info Dave, also read your comments on other topics regarding the Savannah pellet controller, I checked their website out and plan on making that investment. I too experience the crazy swings in temp, I realize its to be expected but if the savannah can "tune in" the temp a bit better... wel its worth it.
 

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Savannah controller is very sophisticated and it does a great job. You will love it.
 

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