sawdust vs chips

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by meopilite, Apr 19, 2015.

  1. meopilite

    meopilite Newbie

    From what I've seen, meat lockers use large electric smokers and sawdust. Why sawdust? Is sawdust better with electric smokers?
  2. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Can't speak to the large smokers, but I have an MES but don't use chips & use sawdust in the AMNPS.... Reason I personally do this is the chip tray in the MES needs reloaded every 30-45 min & the AMNPS with the sawdust lasts for hours.... Some folks can also use pellets in the AMNPS but due to my elevation I have to use sawdust !
  3. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Commercial smokers use an automatic feed system, augering out the correct amount of sawdust into the pan from the hopper at predetermined times.  Chips or chunks would clog the system.

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