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post #1 of 8
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i just received some bitternut hickory for my smokers, i have not used this type of wood yet and have a few questions in regards to the wood. i know that it is a good wood to use but some of the logs i have look to have some moldy looking stuff on the outside of it along with moss. is this OK to use? do i need to get rid of the bark? anyone that can assist me with these questions would be great!!! thanks!!!!!

post #2 of 8
@grease

Is it lichens rather than mold?
Do you have pics?

Regardless, in my opinion, it's best to remove the bark.
post #3 of 8

I agree with Martin  ^^^   get rid of the bark  thumb1.gif

 

& yes post some pics so we can see for sure what you have.

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i just received some bitternut hickory for my smokers, i have not used this type of wood yet and have a few questions in regards to the wood. i know that it is a good wood to use but some of the logs i have look to have some moldy looking stuff on the outside of it along with moss. is this OK to use? do i need to get rid of the bark? anyone that can assist me with these questions would be great!!! thanks!!!!!

post #5 of 8
@grease,
Yeah, It's mostly lichens with a bit of algae and moss.

~Martin
post #6 of 8
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SO SHOULD I NOT USE THE BARK?

post #7 of 8
As I said above, I'd remove the bark...it can give off-flavors.
post #8 of 8
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thanks!!!!

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