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May 14, 2013 05:30 PM

Looking for smoking "dust" in MKE

My departed father's old church in NY called to ask for 100 lbs of smoked salt for their fund raiser since it was a "best seller". My source for smoking sawdust is no longer, I really do not want to drive to Appleton just to get some from the Jerky store for $3/lb. in the past I have used an old vitamix to make sawdust from wood chips, but right now I am too busy (lazy) to do that. Any wild game/sausage folks know of a sawdust smoker source by MKE?

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  1. I have posted about the place in Appleton that does inexpensive sawdust. A local group that supports vets that are trying to deal with handicapped issues has asked me to help with fundraising. I will be bringing three (there are old marines, retired marines, but once a marine, always a marine) marines up to Appleton to get lots of dust, and they will be making smoked salt and such with some of my equipment. It will be a couple of weeks before we get set up, but please visit us at several of the local farmers markets.

    They will be doing smoked salt and jam. Both sugar and Splenda jam.
    All profits being put to the local vocal memory history organization. To be honest, my wife volunteers for this group and tries to organize the last WWII vets as life passes.

    1. OK, nobody has replied. However, I will be going to

      in the next couple of weeks. If anyone wants lots of sawdust, please let me know. If you are familiar with the Cameron Smokers, this is 1/10 the cost.

      Just as an FYI f you see a Cameron Smoker, several friend who love tea smoked chicken have bought them just for this reason. N e need for foil over your wok.

      7 Replies
      1. re: exvaxman

        Have you considered using pellets? I do not know if they are more or less expensive than sawdust but they work quite well if you have that type of smoker.

        1. re: Fowler

          I prefer the dust for the Cameron smokers, pellets for the pressure smoker, and wood chips for the "real" smoker.

          Yep, smoker nerd.

          1. re: exvaxman

            You are not a "smoker nerd" in my opinion. You strike me as more of an expert that takes the time and effort to make sure it is done right.

            1. re: Fowler

              Not always though, why the pressure smoker. Like when the kid told me as he was being taken to school that he signed me up to feed 50 people on his tennis team that night at 6. I picked up three pork roasts at 3:pm, marinated in the vacuum tumbler, put into two loads in the pressure smoker and delivered at 5:45.

              1. re: exvaxman

                How did the surgery go? There are few things worse than being in pain and also being subjected to hospital food.

                1. re: Fowler

                  Hope things went well. I am sure somebody will be able to sneak some goodies in while you are there. For me, it was a couple of cold PBRs at Womack.

                  1. re: Fowler

                    Kid's surgery went fine. Scared us though. My knee surgery due to being hit by a useless POS doing over 100! And pulling into the slow lane to pass without seeing me doing 50! In the speed trap is still in the courts.

                    His lack of insurance and his rep (progressive insurance) (may Flo rot in hell forever!) has caused major issues. I miss my Honda element. Best darn thing ever, I was hoping to keep it to give to the kid as it was listed as the best teenage learner car. Progressive offered a major screw job for it being totalled.

        2. I apparently am taking a retiree there. If anyone wants
          (Mesquite/apple/cherry) please post here. Also if you want cherry or Carmel coating for popcorn, let me know.