Do you sift? If so, what do you do with the dust?


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Apr 2, 2022
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Space Coast, FL
I always sift my pellets. The Pit Boss bags I've purchased at Lowes seem to be tossed around before going on the shelves. From four (40 lb) bags I sift about half of a five gallon bucket of dust and pieces.

I have been using the dust to start fires in the fire pit. Both of my boys were scouts and only light fires with flint and steel, or a farro rod of some sort -- you know, just in case of the apocalypse. :)

It burns way too fast to put in a tube - in addition to it sifting through the holes.

I recently bought some Bear Mountain bags from Winn Dixie. I sifter 60 lbs and had almost not small pieces and very little dust.

Not sure what to do with all of the extras.