smoking wood

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by low smoke, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. Okay I dont know if this will make any sense or not. I plan on using the Royal Oak 100% wood charcoal tomorrow and either Pecan or Hickory wood. Now I remember reading somewhere that when the person put his wood in the smoker he removed the bark. I bought a bag of mini Pecan logs at Academy and it still has the bark on and my question is should I remove the bark if I use the Pecan. The Hickory I have is smaller pieces and no bark from Wally World. I guess the newbie questions just keep popping into my [​IMG]
  2. got14u

    got14u Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I wouldn't personally. I doubt what you have is to much bark....smoke on ! I'm sure somebody will come with a very in depth explanation for ya.
  3. It's no big deal either way. Enjoy...[​IMG]
  4. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    By the time you let your smoker set up TBS...Most of that dry bark has burned/cooked etc... off a bit anyways....Woods like apple have a tight bark and i always leave on......If you had alot of moss on the bark you may want to peel off bark.....
  5. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    No big deal on the bark.
    Burning too much could possibility give a bitter flavor depending on the type of wood and how much bark.
    I always preburn my wood and after it cools slightly the bark actually begins to separate and I can slide the tongs between the wood and bark and it pulls off but I have left it on a few times and didn't notice a difference in taste.
  6. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I wouldn't worry to much about the bark by the time your smoker gets to the bark it will burn just fine.
  7. oneshot

    oneshot Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Hey Low, don't worry about asking questions here. We people live for 2 things. Questions and Qview.....[​IMG]
  8. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I leave the bark on also.

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