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missionsusmc
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30 09 11:02 am    Post subject: Bark ?? Reply with quote

I recently cut, split and choopped into chunks some wedges that fell out when we cut some hickory trees down. Is bark okay to use in a smoker? I know that when you buy chunks from a store, the bark as been cut off, but for you guys that use stick burners, you use splits, which still have bark on them. Does bark impart the same flavor as the rest of the wood, or do I need to steer clear from it?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30 09 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I burn the bark if it's still attached. Too much of a PITA to remove it, and because I'm pretty lazy.

Sometimes as wood(especially hickory) seasons, the bark comes loose. If it's loose enough to easily pull off, I'll remove it.

I've haven't noticed any difference one way or the other.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30 09 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clean well attached bark is good, alot of the flavor is in the bark. Like said if you can pull the bark off by hand or it is moldy,has moss growing on it or full of bugs then I trim it off.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31 09 6:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If is does come off, go ahead and throw it in too as long as it's not moldy or nasty. It actually burns a bit better off the wood since the inside will light easier than the outside. Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31 09 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well the best flavor of most any wood resides in the bark of the tree. Now there is some exceptions as with the Pee Can tree. It's best flavor comes from the nutshells. I have a theory that the same would be true with Hickory since that is supposed to be illegimate cuz's of some sort. I aint never laid hold of enough hickory nut shells to give it a trial run. Will testify it is true for Pee Can.

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