Bark, lichen, moss, spiderwebs on the smoking wood

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by mrted, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. I just sliced up some oak firewood into little smoker-sized chunks with my bandsaw.  Is the bark good for smoking?  What about the lichen & moss & spiderwebs and all the other ecology in the bark, must I remove all that crap too?
     
  2. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Deeply furrowed bark on some woods I would watch, as they could impart a taste to your meat. With those woods I would remove the bark. Spider webs, I would not be worried about. Molds and such, I would try to remove.
     
  3. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    I don't worry about the bark much. With that being said if it has mold on it I will usually wire brush it off before using that split
     

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