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Cooking with Wood Pellets – What’s All the Fuss?

If you’re an outdoor cooking enthusiast, chances are you’ve already heard of using wood pellets. If you’re undecided or curious about whether this style of cooking works for you, read below for more information.

Wood Pellets – the Basics

To begin, cooking with wood pellets is best called convection smoking, since the food cooks using indirect heat.

If you are interested in smoked brisket, ribs, pork shoulder, turkey, or whole chickens, wood pellet grills may be just the thing for you.

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When to Plant Your Garden

Now that the weather’s warming up, we know you want to get out in the garden!

Step One:  Know your Hardiness Zone

When is the best time to plant your garden? It really depends on where you live and what you want to plant.  In the map below, you can see that the US has been divided up into hardiness zones by the USDA.These are determined by the average minimum winter temperature of that region, then divided into 10 degree F increments.

USDA Zone Map

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