Bark or no bark?

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by joel11230, Jul 18, 2016.

  1. joel11230

    joel11230 Smoke Blower

    When you smoke (or cook) with wood do you remove the bark? I've heard different things but want to know from you all. Thank you, Joel
  2. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I have never removed bark. It should burn up pretty fast anyways.
  3. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Maybe you need to start a poll on this.
  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I leave the bark on too.

  5. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I remove the bark. Bark usually has a higher percentage of tannins in it. Which could give off a bitter smoke when burned. Oak specifically is one that has a higher amount of tannins in the bark and is used in the tanning process of hides.
  6. hardcookin

    hardcookin Master of the Pit

    I burn with the bark on in my offset. Unless I'm adding wood chunks to charcoal or lump. Then I tend to burn bark-less wood.
  7. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I'll burn Bark in my pit

    Minimal Bark when using my GOSM
  8. joel11230

    joel11230 Smoke Blower

    Sorry guys, had an early job call in for this morning. Thank you for the replys. I personally don't think it matters too much but I am no expert by any means. And I've only used pecan for the cook as I haven't found anything else in my area yet.

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