Thanks again for the advice. Obviously a variety of methods and opinions.
The more I research, the more I realise that what my grandmother did would be closer to what is called here 'lox'. It was fairly 'dry' in comparison with 'lox', but it definitely was not 'bbq flavour'.
Anyhoo, that's what I'm aiming for... it seems like the A-Maze-N was designed for that so I'm leaning in that direction.
So before I pull the trigger, I'm wondering if there's a difference between the 'tube' or the rectangular A-Maze-N for what I want to do.
Can you make your own 'sawdust' or should I just use what they sell?
PS: I realise this is getting away from being -strictly- 'bbq'. If this is off-topic, please just let me know. Thx.