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Bear,  I have lots of sawdust, but since it is mostly from cutting walnut, I wouldn't think it would go all that well in a smoker -  have you ever tried smoking with walnut dust?  

post #42 of 49
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Bear,  I have lots of sawdust, but since it is mostly from cutting walnut, I wouldn't think it would go all that well in a smoker -  have you ever tried smoking with walnut dust?  


No I have never used Walnut, and I used to hear & read it should not be used, however there was a Smoker or two on this forum who said it's great. I think there's a Thread on here containing that discussion.

 

I do know when I used Walnut in my Cabinet Shop, the smell of the dust was bad, and I couldn't get rid of the walnut sawdust to horse farms, because it can kill horses.

 

 

Bear


Edited by Bearcarver - 7/9/16 at 8:44am
post #43 of 49
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Bear,  I have lots of sawdust, but since it is mostly from cutting walnut, I wouldn't think it would go all that well in a smoker -  have you ever tried smoking with walnut dust?  
You can Google woods for smoking food and a list will come up on general flavor profiles. Walnut is suppose to be very strong but being a hardwood it is used and Todd at A-maze-n Products sells it. I don't have a desire to try it. There's eleven or so woods to definitely not smoke food with: Sycamore, Cypress , Cedar, Sassafrass, Pine, Fir, Spruce, Elm, Redwood, and Eucalyptus. Liquid Amber trees are bad but I don't know their names.
-Kurt
post #44 of 49

Bear,  I have heard that walnut is bad for horses, but it is great for furniture.  I have a 35 gallon pail that fills with sawdust pretty regularly, from a table saw and planer, but  it is mostly walnut and I was afraid to use it in the smoker. 

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Bear,  I have heard that walnut is bad for horses, but it is great for furniture.  I have a 35 gallon pail that fills with sawdust pretty regularly, from a table saw and planer, but  it is mostly walnut and I was afraid to use it in the smoker. 


Here's what it says on the Forum Info Thread on Woods for Smoking:

WALNUT - ENGLISH and BLACK - Very heavy smoke flavor, usually mixed with lighter woods like almond, pear or apple. Can be bitter if used alone. Good with red meats and game.

 

As for the Horses----If you use Walnut Sawdust in the bedding, a horse could absorb toxins through it's hoofs.

It's called "Laminitis", and I believe Laminitis is what killed "Secretariat".

 

 

Bear
 

post #46 of 49
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Here's what it says on the Forum Info Thread on Woods for Smoking:
WALNUT - ENGLISH and BLACK - Very heavy smoke flavor, usually mixed with lighter woods like almond, pear or apple. Can be bitter if used alone. Good with red meats and game.

As for the Horses----If you use Walnut Sawdust in the bedding, a horse could absorb toxins through it's hoofs.
It's called "Laminitis", and I believe Laminitis is what killed "Secretariat".


Bear

 
Secretariat had laminitis but he was euthanized.and in all my reading of laminitis I've never seen anything about walnuts in the bedding causing it. Not that I know everything about, just I've never heard that before.
http://espn.go.com/sports/horse/news/story?id=2518471
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Secretariat had laminitis but he was euthanized.and in all my reading of laminitis I've never seen anything about walnuts in the bedding causing it. Not that I know everything about, just I've never heard that before.
http://espn.go.com/sports/horse/news/story?id=2518471


How about this:

 

Horses that come into contact with black walnut byproducts usually fall victim to laminitis. Repeat: usually, not may or could; the likelihood of laminitis is profound. Horses are extremely sensitive to black walnut shavings or sawdust, and though researchers aren’t sure of the exact mechanism that links cause and effect, there’s no question a connection exists.

Once bedded with black walnut byproducts, horses begin to shows signs of laminitis in as little as 10-12 hours. Signs include reluctance to move, shifting weight from limb to limb, increased digital pulse and hoof temperature, and positive response to hoof testers. Unlike typical cases of laminitis, leg edema, at times significant, might be present.

Remember, ingestion of black walnut shavings is not necessary to result in laminitis, warned Kathleen Crandell, Ph.D., a nutritionist with Kentucky Equine Research (KER).

“This is not classic nutrition-induced laminitis. Horses must only stand on black walnut shavings or sawdust to be susceptible to life-altering founder; they don’t necessarily have to eat them. That’s reason enough to be especially vigilant in selecting bedding,” Crandell said.  

If horses are removed from the black walnut bedding quickly enough and veterinary intervention sought straightaway, recovery may be possible.  

Black walnut shavings should not be used as bedding for horses, no matter how diluted they might be among byproducts of other woods.

 

Source:

http://www.equinews.com/article/black-walnut-shavings-and-horses

 

Bear

post #48 of 49
Any of y'all have opinions on the Masterbuilt cold smoker attachment?
http://youtu.be/GC3nxyK4Azk
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Any of y'all have opinions on the Masterbuilt cold smoker attachment?
http://youtu.be/GC3nxyK4Azk

 

I have one & use it all the time, but it does generate quite a bit of heat & some creosote as well.

So to get rid of the heat & clean the smoke you have to run it thru a pipe or dryer vent hose.

Here's my setup.

 

 

Hope this helps.

 

Al

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