Hello stevebaz I don't know how the wood pellets compare to the Duraflame logs for smoke but when the pellets are burning there is very little smoke . Wood pellets have no binders added to hold them together and no accelerant like oils or waxes in them . Thank you for your interest . Brian ,Repose fire logs LLC
Repose Fire Logs; Love them. We use them in the winter in a pot belly stove and airtight wood burner. For you guys that like a fire in the summer at your camp site, you are really missing the boat if you dont have these. Just be sure to get your wood pellets in the winter because you cant find them in the summer.