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Making dust from pellets...

Discussion in 'AMNPS Tester forum' started by daveomak, Jan 14, 2018.

  1. paul nj shore

    paul nj shore Fire Starter SMF Premier Member

    I`m retired from Dock builders Union and I was thinking about using pellets for a cushion block with a 08 Vulcan hammer saw dust guaranteed what about through the meat grinder . This is ment as " HUMOR " :D
     
  2. SonnyE

    SonnyE Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I don't know, Paul. But it does give a new meaning to 'smoke infused.'
    "Our Hamburger smokes itself as it cooks." :rolleyes:
    Right, but it tastes like ash.... :confused: :p

    When I was 4, my Mom stopped and we watched a hammer driving steel to bedrock. Fascinating!
     
  3. johnmeyer

    johnmeyer Master of the Pit

    Maybe you could put them in a plastic bag and run over them with your pickup truck?
     
  4. chopsaw

    chopsaw Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Stand by the pile driver all day for 40 hours and see how you like it ,,, LOL
     
  5. paul nj shore

    paul nj shore Fire Starter SMF Premier Member

    What about using a fan ? you know the one " WHEN THE SH...T HITS THE FAN " that`s gotta work !!!
     
  6. SonnyE

    SonnyE Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I'm going a step way out of bounds.
    I have a Jointer in my shop. It makes debris like you wouldn't believe.
    And planers, likewise mass wood debris.
    And I have a chunk of old oak to grind.
    I've salvaged oak from old pallets before. I just never had any use for the waste...
    Until now.
     
  7. paul nj shore

    paul nj shore Fire Starter SMF Premier Member

    Now how cool is that !!! :cool:
     
  8. SonnyE

    SonnyE Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Just a follow up, and a bucket of fine Oak smoker fodder.

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  9. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Again, that's fine lookin' dust.... Dave
     
  10. SonnyE

    SonnyE Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thank You Dave!
    I set the table to 1/16" and then wondered half way through if the effort was really worth it.
    All in all, I now think yes.
    I want to see how it does in the AMNPS. Tain't, tain't dust, and tain't pellets. But it has an interesting taste.

    I thought of a question for you, but forgot it. Damn Senior moments anyway. LOL! :(
     
  11. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I must be rubbin' off on you...
     
  12. SonnyE

    SonnyE Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Well, I think I might be a bit lazier... :rolleyes:
     
  13. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I was relating to the forget part...
     
  14. SonnyE

    SonnyE Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Forget what? I forget what we were talkin about...
     
  15. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Me too.....
     
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  16. SonnyE

    SonnyE Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Last mashin I did was out back at the smoker. I wanted some Alder dust from my left-over Bradley pucks.
    I picked up a brick and started tappin the puck. Danged if it didn't do a much better job than the hammer.
    Faster, too. Probably looked like a caveman smashen berries...
    Uggah Boogah...


    I've had trouble keeping my Oak shavens going. So I put a pellet 'fuse' in the bottom of the AMNPS, then lay the Oak, or Alder over that. Total, steady combustion. ;)
     
  17. nanuk

    nanuk Meat Mopper ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    bringing up an old thread here, but was gonna ask:

    I just soaked some hickory pellets to make dust. I have a tray and a tube, and need the dust to be a bit more coarse than "Fine"
    I used a potato masher and mashed them up.... worked pretty good, got more like grindings less than 1/8"

    Q? What is the optimum size for light smoke in a tray, or tube.... or whatever?
    I'm wondering about using a dado blade on my old table saw to make coarse dust
     
  18. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    For the Tray, I never measured it, but it's just saw-dust. Shavings from a planer or jointer are too big.
    Dust from a sander is too fine.
    Dust from a Miter Saw, Chop Saw, or table saw are best.
    A Dado Set is perfect, but it's the best dust if you crosscut with it.

    The Tube is only for Pellets---Not Dust.

    Bear
     
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2018
  19. nanuk

    nanuk Meat Mopper ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    the dust I made from the pellets is like tablesaw dust more than fine dust.

    the shavings work perfect when I compressed them into the tube. when they were loose, they burned FAST but still with light smoke.
    jammed into my 36" tube, they burned for 5 hours perfectly.
    and the BearCarver Dried Meat had a nice smoke. I over cooked it, but the smoke was good.
    Next BCDM will be smoked in my MES30c in a couple days.
     
  20. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yup---I could see the heavier granules & shavings working in a Tube, but not so good in the tray.
    Dried Beef should be fine pulling anywhere between 150° and 170°, and sliced paper thin.

    Bear
     

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