Compressed sawdust

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by cheech, Jun 24, 2007.

  1. cheech

    cheech Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    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?
     
  2. I haven't used anything like that, but I'm thinkin' that it would work jest fine! I'd sure like to try something like that! Please let us know how it works.
     
  3. cheech

    cheech Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    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
     
  4. linescum

    linescum Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    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...
     
  5. cheech

    cheech Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    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[​IMG] )
     
  6. wvsmokeman

    wvsmokeman Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    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.
     
  7. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    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.
     
  8. cheech

    cheech Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Here is what it looks like
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  9. linescum

    linescum Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    2.5 hours...hope ya gots a truck
     
  10. cheech

    cheech Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    MossyMO a bag or 12 bricks weighs 22 pounds. Not sure what shipping would be but I can check into that when I get back to the office tomorrow
     
  11. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    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!
     
  12. Looks like that thing would work great! Like MossyMo said, run 'em through the saw. I'd cut 'em to fit my little smoker box. I'll bet they'd smoke like hell! Thanks a million for the heads up Cheech!
     
  13. cheech

    cheech Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    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
     

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