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I have a plastic cup that I drilled several holes in the bottom. It kinda works :)
 

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Yes you should sift! I don't have one of these but I am planning on getting one (once Amazon prime starts back with 2 day shipping on non-essential items).

https://www.amazon.com/SE-GP2-14-Pa...=1/4+inch+pellet+sifter&qid=1587753785&sr=8-2

I happened to buy a bag of "Classic" at the end of the season at Walmart and it must've been tossed around quite a bit because it had a ton of swadust in it. That's when I grabbed one of our home sifters and sifted out the sawdust. Then I saw someone on YouTube use the one above so I will get one of those.

If you don't sift you run the risk of the sawdust building up and created a hardened wood blockage and your Pit Boss will not perform as it should.
 

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I bought the premium Smoke house pellets from Sams Club and was so surprise of the little amount of dust I got from it.
 

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The pellets pictured above are Apple pellets. I bought them at the end of last season and I just assume the bag was thrown around a lot when the bags were moved to other parts of the garden center. Was a big help to use a sifter and not have all that dust in my auger. I have seen those pellets at Sam's, I may have to give them a try.
 

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wow thanks for posting that I am going to have to get one of those sifters now I had no idea of the danger.
 

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wow thanks for posting that I am going to have to get one of those sifters now I had no idea of the danger.
You really only need one sifter, I think the ones I posted above are a set. You search on Amazon, I think I paid about $13 for the one I have. I also use it to make blends. I use a big tumbler cup and scoop up charcoal and then a scoop of Competition blend and it makes a nice comb of 50/50.
 

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i think mine is 1/4 but either will work fine. 1/4 removes the sawdust and the smaller pellets.
 

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I found a 3-pk of the green clarifiers (like MikeinFLA) on Amazon. Out of the 3, I use the 1/4, and 1/8 stacked. 1/4" catches regular stuff, 1/8" catches the "niblets". Dust flows out. I use the "niblets" for my starter stock.
 

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FYI--In a humid environment, the sawdust buildup will clog up the auger system.
Really...never heard of that ever happening to anyone I know that lives in a humid climate and Its gets very humid where I live and I never had a problem.

Is there a cerain manufacturer that states that you need to sift your pellets?
 

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No. Just picked up on it while "listening" to other users via YouTube videos. I have only used the PB pellets, and notice the difference among different varieties within their company, some worse than others.
 

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No. Just picked up on it while "listening" to other users via YouTube videos. I have only used the PB pellets, and notice the difference among different varieties within their company, some worse than others.
I appreciate the response back it is interesting that Pit Boss and other Pellet manufactures never mention this issue.
 

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