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Is bark on the wood a problem

LexB89

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Hi guy's,

When smoking, does it make a difference if I keep the bark on the wood?

Or should I remove it?

It would be easier just to leave it on. If it makes a difference I will remove it.
 

smokeymose

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If it peels off easily take it off, if not don't sweat it.
 

indaswamp

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Bark is where most all the flavor compounds are located....in the cambium Layer of wood. I always leave it on....
 

smokerjim

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when i used my offset if it was loose and falling i would remove it if not i left it on.
 

SmokinAl

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I leave it on, and if it falls off, I use it for starting the fire the next time I smoke something.
Al
 

indaswamp

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I save all the coals too from the last cook, sift them and add them back for the next cook...easy light with just a heat gun...and once they catch and get red, the coals will not burn out. Makes lighting the fire easy.
 

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