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alder sawdust

Discussion in 'Hot Smoked Bacon' started by 1-wheel, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. 1-wheel

    1-wheel Newbie

    can i use alder sawdust that i used in a wsm' in a a mazen smoker?
  2. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    As long as it is about the same consistancy it should work fine
  3. richoso1

    richoso1 Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    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.
  4. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    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..
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2011
  5. 1-wheel

    1-wheel Newbie

    it won'tstay lit   maybe i'll try the microwave thank's'for the help
  6. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Keep us posted. These threads are great for other people exploring different things.
  7. 1-wheel

    1-wheel Newbie

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

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    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.

  9. thebarbequeen

    thebarbequeen Smoking Fanatic

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