Bark on wood

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by clangen, Sep 11, 2007.

  1. clangen

    clangen Newbie

    I'm new at smoking so I've been reading about woods. Some articles said not to burn wood with bark. My son-in-law is pruning his apple tree and is giving me branch pieces with the bark. I don't want to be carving bark off all this stuff. Any harm in using it for smoke?
  2. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    There was a discussion somewhere on this a while back. I think the consensus was no harm. *I* leave the bark on. By the time the wood hits the smoker, it's about burnt off anyway. I start my wood with propane before tossing into the pit. Sometimes I toss a chunk or two in "raw" tho, and have noticed no diff.

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