Compressed sawdust

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Master of the Pit
Original poster
OTBS Member
Dec 19, 2005
Beautiful Grand Rapids Michigan
I just found a source for compressed sawdust.

He is a specialty wood sawmill. Most of what he cuts up is hickory, but also does walnut and cherry.

He has a method that he presses it together with out glue or wax. Just pure wood.

He sells the bricks (they are about the size of a normal red brick)in a bag of 12 for $4.

Has anyone else ever tried using something like this?
I will post pictures as I progress along.

I will keep every one up to date on how it works. If it does we will have to figure out how to distribute them to everyone that wants them.

I have too much Dutch blood in my veins and can not pass up a deal where they are selling $4 worth of wood that will last forever compared to the $4 bag of wood chips that is at least 1/16 the weight
i think it would depend on how much and what kind of walnut was in it but the price is sure right...he must have a heck of a press to not use a binder of any kind...
He told me that if all I wanted was hickory or cherry he would set some aside for me. Normally people use this wood for burning in fire places, campfires , or wood stoves. So they really do not care what the mixture is. If I want it he will do it. I hope to take a look at his press when I pick some up (2.5 hour drive from my house
You have got my attention on this. I'm curious as to how they would do in a smoker and if you would use them the same as regular wood, soaking them or not, etc.
I would be interested in hearing what a dozen of these weigh, get an idea of shipping costs?

I would think if these work a guy could just run them through a bandsaw and shave of the sizes of what you think you need for your next smoke.
Isn't that just a bigger version of those pucks that the Bradley smoker uses? Seems like it'd be fine. You could slice em on band saw for smaller smokers. Looks like a find there Cheech ole buddy!
Sorry did not get to test them out this weekend. Bought a new element again for the Wookie and was not ready for a test run. So used my other smoker (Vader) instead. Maybe will test out next weekend is reader supported and as an Amazon Associate, we may earn commissions from qualifying purchases.