FYI--In a humid environment, the sawdust buildup will clog up the auger system.
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.
Yeah I see what you're saying here about the moisture. Moisture in the auger would be a big problem even with pellets. As you probably know when they get damp they just start to puff up and fall apart.I live in Florida where the humidity is high year round. I have never had a problem with a clogged auger but i think what can happen is the sawdust can harden if water gets in the hopper due to rain. I have a sifter and I use it from time to time but I use it mostly on abused bags of pellets. Sometimes I get a bag with little or no saw dust and just pour the whole bag in. Other times I get a bag that seems like it has been tossed around the store for 6 months and the sawdust will be very bad. That's really the only time I sift. Or when I make a 50/50 blend of charcoal pellets and something else. I'll load the sifter with charcoal pellets, dump it in a bucket then do the same with competition blend and repeat until the bucket is full.
I have one of those and use it every time I put pellets in the hopper. It does a good job with the shorts and dust.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).
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.
Okay I keep seeing people worried about dust. The only way I see it would be a problem is if moisture is getting into your system somehow. Are you saying that the dust builds up in your auger and that clogs it?Oklahoma Joe’s makes a bucket kit that a 20lb fits perfectly into. There’s a metal mesh insert that fits inside the plastic that allows the dust to fall to the bottom. Also includes a scoop that I drilled some holes in to allow additional dust to fall when I’m scooping.
Store up to 20 pounds of hardwood pellets in the heavy-duty plastic pellet bucket. An airtight lid protects pellets from the elements and the bucket-shaped, wire-mesh filter sifts out wood dust. When it's time to grill, easily load pellets into the hopper using the scoop.www.oklahomajoes.com