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Question about wood chunks

post #1 of 5
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I was looking at places that sold wood chunks and found one that had 2 prices one for with bark and one without bark. Is it worth paying more without bark? The website is charcoalstore.com
post #2 of 5

That kinda of depends on what kind of wood it is.  I use alder, that generally has a thin bark, so I leave it on.  But I have a friend that won't use wood with bark period.  If its hickory or oak someone else would know more about it than me.

post #3 of 5

Being a pure stick burner I burn wood with bark all the time. I use primarily red oak. The only thing I would say is some bark has a tendency to flare up. Apple for instance. The smaller limbs and branches has a thin bark that is waxy. If I put too much on it really flares up and gives me a temp spike. But I assume this is not what you are buying. I don't think I'd pay extra for it with out the bark.

post #4 of 5

I agree, I cut my chunks from splits. Most of the time the bark is still on. Bark on or bark off, either way works fine.

 

Al

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I usually buy the western brand of wood chunks or chips. I just wanted to check out other options.

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