- Joined Apr 25, 2016
Ive been useing dust in the 5x8 tray for awhile now and realy like the quality of tbs it produces. The grind size i use looks the same as the op.... some dust falls through but some of the finer stuff gets trapped. I smoked some various types of sausage over the last couple of days and found the smoke to be too thin so i had to smoke for longer periods at lower temp. Example ..I started some summer sausage last night at about 8pm with a full tray of dust because i wanted a 12hr cool smoke (80-90) and its still smokeing now with the same tray (21hr). The conditions were around *21f over night and smoker set at *90. I always have gotten a full burn with dust but it is certainly slow. I think I'll try lighting both ends next time. I have a 12in tube but haven't tried dust in it. I use it in the gas grill (tried it in my mes 30 but was way too much smoke even with a mailbox mod) but will try it with dust to compare with the maze. I wont use whole pellets any more unless i want a heavy smoke on something. Just wanted to share my experience useing dust verses whole pellets.