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Hi Gents...now that it's getting cooler thinking about smoking some bacon and salmon.  With lockdown and lots of time at home I started a lot of small projects using my hand planes.  I'm in the middle of planing up a stack of air dried oak posts that I got from my inlaws property in France.  I know it's not treated, basically the trees came down in a storm and were milled and stack in the paddock the last 8yrs or so.

I have tons of shavings that I was wondering if i put them in the blender to make small dust bits...do you think it'd be ok for smoking?

 

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Jacqui

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On 10/12/2020 at 6:42 PM, Jacqui said:

Hi Gents...now that it's getting cooler thinking about smoking some bacon and salmon.  With lockdown and lots of time at home I started a lot of small projects using my hand planes.  I'm in the middle of planing up a stack of air dried oak posts that I got from my inlaws property in France.  I know it's not treated, basically the trees came down in a storm and were milled and stack in the paddock the last 8yrs or so.

I have tons of shavings that I was wondering if i put them in the blender to make small dust bits...do you think it'd be ok for smoking?

 

regards

Jacqui

If you don't have a blow torch, we find the sawdust or chips are best lit by first burning some dry twigs in the firebox to create some embers. Collect the embers at one end of the firebox and slowly add the sawdust until the box is full and gently smouldering.
 
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On 10/12/2020 at 2:42 PM, Jacqui said:

Hi Gents...now that it's getting cooler thinking about smoking some bacon and salmon.  With lockdown and lots of time at home I started a lot of small projects using my hand planes.  I'm in the middle of planing up a stack of air dried oak posts that I got from my inlaws property in France.  I know it's not treated, basically the trees came down in a storm and were milled and stack in the paddock the last 8yrs or so.

I have tons of shavings that I was wondering if i put them in the blender to make small dust bits...do you think it'd be ok for smoking?

 

regards

Jacqui

Oak is big strong flavour so consider what you are using it to smoke...

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