They ain’t lying, dryer lint is super flammable…in your smoker

I was using newspaper as the initial ignition source in my smoker, but since I don’t actually receive a newspaper at home, it was always a pain remembering to pick one up when I was out and about. I decided to start saving all the lint from my dryer to see if would work well as an alternative to paper.

Dryer Lint Smoker Fuel

I’ve used it a few times now, and I think it works great. I also now believe all the stories about how if you don’t clean out your dryer vent on a regular basis, it is just a matter of time before your house ignites into a fireball of Downy freshness.

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2 responses to “They ain’t lying, dryer lint is super flammable…in your smoker

  1. Be careful with that stuff….if there are any synthetic fibers in the lint their smoke is toxic, to both you and the bees!

  2. Good point Jeff. Most everything I own is 100% cotton so I should be ok, but I’ll definitely double check.

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