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alder sawdust

post #1 of 9
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can i use alder sawdust that i used in a wsm' in a a mazen smoker?

post #2 of 9

As long as it is about the same consistancy it should work fine

post #3 of 9

If the sawdust has been outside, you may think about putting in the microwave for 20-30 seconds, just to be sure it is dry. It's all good my friend.

post #4 of 9

My question is this,  where did ya get the alder sawdust? Was it from a door or cabinet shop's dust collector or is this coming from a good, clean source.  If it's clean and not contaminated with everything else that ends up in a shop's dust collector, then it should be good to go..

post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 

it won'tstay lit   maybe i'll try the microwave thank's'for the help

post #6 of 9

Keep us posted. These threads are great for other people exploring different things.

post #7 of 9
Thread Starter 

nuked the sawdust' .that did the trick thank's  for the infosaved me a bunch of $$$$$

post #8 of 9

I haven't tried it yet, but I've been told the best smoke for Salmon is Alder.


Last year I had a lot of Salmon and no Alder.

Now I got Alder & no Salmon.




post #9 of 9

Up here in the NW, alder is pretty much the go-to wood for salmon, works nice with other meats, too.

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