Question about wood chunks

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jason hansen, Mar 16, 2016.

  1. jason hansen

    jason hansen Newbie

    I was looking at places that sold wood chunks and found one that had 2 prices one for with bark and one without bark. Is it worth paying more without bark? The website is
  2. That kinda of depends on what kind of wood it is.  I use alder, that generally has a thin bark, so I leave it on.  But I have a friend that won't use wood with bark period.  If its hickory or oak someone else would know more about it than me.
  3. 3montes

    3montes Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Being a pure stick burner I burn wood with bark all the time. I use primarily red oak. The only thing I would say is some bark has a tendency to flare up. Apple for instance. The smaller limbs and branches has a thin bark that is waxy. If I put too much on it really flares up and gives me a temp spike. But I assume this is not what you are buying. I don't think I'd pay extra for it with out the bark.
  4. smokinal

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

    I agree, I cut my chunks from splits. Most of the time the bark is still on. Bark on or bark off, either way works fine.

  5. jason hansen

    jason hansen Newbie

    I usually buy the western brand of wood chunks or chips. I just wanted to check out other options.

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