No. We recommend you start with GMG pellets not just because they’re great pellets but they’re also great value – packed in 12.7kg/28lb bags, which is 40% more than most other pellets. Most of our customers stick with or return to the GMG range of pellets.
If using other brands, it’s worth checking their moisture, ash, and fines content. If they’re composed of wood that burns at lower temperatures, keep an eye on the cleanliness of your firepot. And don’t pay any attention to claims about BTUs… there are too many variables to make this meaningful (see above).
Finally, DO NOT USE HEATING or SOFTWOOD pellets. These are not intended to be used for cooking food and may be harmful to your health.