No pellet grill? No problem!

Bear mountain offers simple and easy tips on how to use bbq pellets with any type of grill or smoker.

Elevate the grilling experience this barbecue season with Bear Mountain Gourmet BBQ Woods

Louisville, CO – May 5, 2020 –This barbecue season, elevate the grilling experience with Bear Mountain’s 100% natural hardwood pellets. Don’t have a pellet grill? That’s not a problem! These premium hardwood pellets can create irresistible, wood-fired flavors and aromas on any gas, charcoal or electric grill or smoker.

“You don’t need a pellet grill to enjoy the convenience, simplicity and amazing wood smoke flavors that cooking with wood offers,” said Ben Madden, Bear Mountain BBQ product manager. “The versatility of our pellets empower grillers to create great tasting food, no matter what equipment they’re cooking on.”

The team at Bear Mountain has dialed in the perfect combinations of hardwoods to create the best flavor for different types of grilled meats and vegetables. Stronger hardwoods add richness to steak, medium to mild wood species pair perfectly with chicken or pork, and lighter fruitwoods complement the delicious flavors of seafood.

This barbecue season, try one of these simple techniques to add delicious smoke flavor to any meal, on any grill:

Pellet Smoking Tubes – Great for cold smoking and smoking food on gas and charcoal grills.

There are many pellet tube options on the market that work great to add smoke flavor to your food. Fill the pellet tube as directed by the manufacturer and light the pellets using a torch.  When the flame goes out, the pellets will smolder and smoke for up to 4 hours.

Foil Pouch Method – Simple way to add wood smoke flavor to gas, charcoal and electric grills

Fold a large handful (3 oz.) of pellets in foil and crimp the edges. Poke a few small holes in the foil pouch and place on top of the heat source (burner or coals). This works great to reverse-sear your food, but smoking first, then finishing it off over the higher heat.

Pan Method – Great for adding smoke flavor to both gas and charcoal grills

Use a small baking pan, and fill 1/3 full with pellets. Cover with foil, and poke a few small holes in the middle of the foil. Place the pan on your coals or near the heat source of your grill. Close the lid to allow the pellets to smoke, not flame, and enjoy when your meat has reached the desired temperature. This method can also be done with a steel wood chip box.

Sprinkle Method – Ideal for a charcoal grill

Sprinkle a large handful (approximately 3 oz.) of pellets on hot coals. Close the lid to allow the pellets to smoke while cooking food. Since the pellets will burn down, you’ll want to add more to get more smoke flavor.

Bear Mountain BBQ uses only high-quality natural hardwood to add rich, smoky flavor to food without adding anything artificial. Offered in a variety of hardwood flavors and specialty Craft Blends™, Bear Mountain’s pellets create the perfect flavors for any meal.

To help backyard barbecuers kick off grilling season right, here is one of Bear Mountain’s favorite recipes that is perfect for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend (or any weekend):

Reverse Seared Tri-Tip

Tri-tip is a perfect cut of meat to reverse sear and lock in that juicy, smoky flavor with a high-temperature finish.  Unlike a brisket that takes hours of smoking to break down, smoked tri-tip is best cooked to a medium-rare, like a steak, and is ready in no time. Pairs well with the following Bear Mountain Premium BBQ Pellets and a chilled craft beer.

Prep time: 5 min

Cook time: 1-2 hours *depending on size


  • 2-3 lbs Tri-Tip trimmed
  • 3 Tbsp Coffee Spice BBQ Rub
  • Olive Oil


  1. Lightly coat the tri-tip with olive oil then rub with Coffee Spice BBQ Rub to completely cover the meat.  
  2. Start your grill and set temp to 225°.   When up to temp, place the Tri-Tip on the center of the grill and close the lid.  
  3. Slow cook the tri-tip to approx. 120° then increase the temperature of the grill to high to sear the outside.  
  4. Continue to cook until reaching an internal temperature if 130° (for medium-rare)
  5. Remove from the grill, tent with foil and let’s sit for 15 minutes.  Remove foil, slice and serve.

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About Bear Mountain Gourmet BBQ Woods

Since 1990, Bear Mountain Gourmet BBQ Woods has been crafting quality wood pellets for those that are passionate about BBQ. Rooted in the Pacific Northwest, Bear Mountain BBQ has a passion for mouthwatering and wholesome grilled food – and for keeping the earth healthy and whole. The founders brought these two passions together and Bear Mountain Gourmet BBQ Woods was born. Made from 100% all-natural hardwoods, Bear Mountain’s BBQ pellets work with any grill or smoker. For grillers who never tire of exploring their craft, Bear Mountain BBQ offers a full range of grilling and smoking pellets that pair perfectly with a whole lot of incredible foods and boost flavor to crowd-pleasing levels. For more information, visit