I have a few logs and wish to chunk them for smoking.
Is it normal to remove the bark?
If the wood wasn't sprayed with pesticides as far as known, I would leave the bark on, no problems.
Well since I don't know the history I will start pealing bark!
Good call, no sense in putting your Q in jeopardy.
i like using just the heartwood as well, i used some apple tree trimmings, small branches etc last year and with the bark they gave off excessive smoke i thought.