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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-11-2018, 03:30 PM Thread Starter
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Well, I sort of scored some wood today. I got an alert from one of my phone apps that a Walmart store had lowered their price on B&B Wood Pellet Fuel. That is what I use in my Traeger BBQ pit.

Regular price $11.72. Today $2 per 20# bag! I checked the store inventory and it indicated plenty in stock, so I scooted over there...about 8 miles or thereabouts. When I walked in to the Home and Garden Center there was a display of 50+ bags.

I scooped up 4 of them and checked out. $8.64 including tax. Regular price would have come to $50.63, a savings of $42.

This will fix me up for 2018 BBQ cooks.

A good day, indeed.

Note: Our local Academy Sports sells the pellets for the same price (11.72/20# bag). I have purchased from both places before and the Applewood fuel is our favorite, especially when cooking pork butts for pulled pork sandwiches.

I had already unloaded the first bag when I remembered to take a picture of my score.

Heh, heh, not exactly woodworking but wood still the same.

Note: As soon as we get some decent weather, I will be firing the pit up. It will look just like this shot from last year. Cooking two at a time will feed a bunch of people.
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Man, that's a bargain and a half. Does the apple wood add to the flavor?
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Yes it does enhance the flavor. Everyone loves the Q.
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Sorry, that doesn't count as a wood score. It's already been reduced to sawdust. I can't find anyone to take mine and I roll it to the street in a trash can.
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Sorry, that doesn't count as a wood score. It's already been reduced to sawdust. I can't find anyone to take mine and I roll it to the street in a trash can.
I seem to recall seeing people having mixed the sawdust with parafin and rolling it tightly into many sheets of newspaper into fire logs, or small "sticks" as fire starters. Kind of like rolling up a sushi roll. Or you could mix it with some nitro glycerine and make your own dynamite. Oops, maybe not.

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I seem to recall seeing people having mixed the sawdust with parafin and rolling it tightly into many sheets of newspaper into fire logs, or small "sticks" as fire starters. Kind of like rolling up a sushi roll. Or you could mix it with some nitro glycerine and make your own dynamite. Oops, maybe not.
Well, that would take care of a gallon or two, what do I do with the other 98 gallons of planer shavings?
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Mike, we had a couple of days above freezing, so BBQ season might have entered some people's mind. That was soon erased after the cold front came in with another layer of snow.
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