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Hardwood Sawdust for Cold-Smoking (e.g. fish)?

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sopped_up_sauce Oct 4, 2009 06:31 AM

Anybody know a place in the Boston area to buy hardwood sawdust (or fine woodchips) suitable for smoking food? There are plenty of mail-order options, but does anybody have experience with a local supplier?

Thanks!

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    9lives RE: sopped_up_sauce Oct 4, 2009 07:28 AM

    I've bought hickory chips at HD and downtown hardware shops that work well for smoking fish. Here's a smoked blufish on a cedar plank that was very tasty. Key is to soak the wood so it doesn't flame up. I've had the best success using oilier fish like blue, mackeral, salmon. Really take well to smoking.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/61246842...

    1. trufflehound RE: sopped_up_sauce Oct 4, 2009 07:48 AM

      Brookline ice and coal may have it.

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        sopped_up_sauce RE: trufflehound Oct 4, 2009 12:12 PM

        No such luck, but they evidently do have a nice selection of chunked and chipped hardwoods -- good to know about!

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