Sawdust is a relatively inexpensive raw material to use for smoking. It burns more slowly than wood chips, but faster than wood pellets. Sawdust can be used for hot or cold smoking and produces a nice, even smoke. However, sawdust offers less heat than chips or pellets. You will find that they need to be replenished fairly often. Sawdust is often used for smoking sausage, fish and various meat cuts. Always work with dry sawdust because it won’t burn if it’s soaked.
May Be Used In:
- Portable smokers
- Electric & gas smokers
- Smoke boxes
Keep in the mind that the type of wood you choose may depend on the model smoker and rate of burn you require in order to get the intensity of smoke you want to achieve. You also have a choice flavors ranging from light woods containing fruit essence, to dark woods that provide a more rich smoke flavor. If you are less experienced, be sure to do some research and preparation before beginning the smoking process.