how to turn wood chips into sawdust at home?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by davemo, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. davemo

    davemo Fire Starter

    Well i am building an electric smoker and realized i would be better off using smaller pieces of wood but have a bag of "chips" i got from bass pro.Any thoughts on somehow making these smaller with a home appliance i thought about an old blender i have but dont think it would suffice power wise.
  2. jarjarchef

    jarjarchef Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Not sure how big your chips are but we use chips in our MES and have no issues...
  3. I have run chips through an old blender to make it a finer dust and it worked for me, probably depends of the blender I would imagine
  4. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I am sure a good food processor would work...
  5. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    I don't see why the Chips would not be fine as is. If you are going to use a Cast Iron Pan or Box to hold the chips/dust I would think the chips would give a much better controled amount of Thin Blue Smoke...You might also consider incorporating an AMNPS Pellet Smoke Generator... in your build. You get up to 10 hours of TBS in a variety of flavors and no messing around with reloading every hour or so on an overnight smoke. It's nice to catch some ZZZ's on a 20 hour Brisket smoke, not to mention, it's COLD outside in the northern hemisphere this time of year...JJ
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2012
  6. You got some great answers! I have an MES 40 and use chips and pellets with no problems. As Chef JJ said, look at the AMNPS.

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