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SC_Dave 06-14-2013 06:24 PM

Pecan Wood
My buddy called me and said he got 3 big pecan limbs from his neighbors yard for me after a storm passed through. Got'em today and cut them into chunks to let them dry. Once it dries should I remove the bark before using? I was told it would give the meat a bitter taste. ?????

bwsy2k 06-14-2013 06:47 PM

I have used it with bark and no bark, did not really notice a difference.

Dallas Dan 06-14-2013 07:07 PM

Under normal use, bark is not a problem. I wouldn't burn only bark though. Enjoy your pecan wood. I use pecan more than any other wood and really like it.

juslearning 06-14-2013 07:41 PM

Either way. Pecan is a good wood for butts or bigger cuts. (For my taste)

jmoney7269 06-14-2013 08:19 PM

When the BBQ gods made smoke wood, they made pecan. It's a awesome smoking wood but doesn't make alot of btu's. burns a little cooler. I use oak lump and pecan as my hardwood smoke. Nice nutty and spicy smoke that arouses all of the neighbors. I'm a no bark guy. I feel that the bark can sometimes make the food a little bitter. The bark is easy to pop off. Just let it age for a few weeks in the sun, and you can pop off the bark with 1 little thin swipe of the axe. Pecan bark is easy to remove. Also sometimes grubworms are under the bark more times than not so I just remove it. I don't like grubworm pecan smoke.

TheJackal 06-14-2013 08:24 PM

I de-bark all my wood. Love pecan!

gmag 06-15-2013 07:13 AM

I've done it both ways and havent noticed a difference either way.

popeye 06-15-2013 07:25 AM

I de bark. Because of the critters that live between the bark and the wood .i m o

Swine Spectator 06-15-2013 07:47 AM

I use bark-on oak and pecan almost exclusively. It is the best smell in town.

Vision 06-15-2013 08:26 AM

Love pecan wood but think its too light to use on beef.

Westexbbq 06-15-2013 11:25 AM

I love pecan when I can get it and don't worry about the bark, unless it's loose already and can be removed by just banging the log on the concrete whatever......

SC_Dave 06-15-2013 02:41 PM

Thanks a lot guys! I can always depend on you! :clap2:

Tiger fan 06-15-2013 03:27 PM

Pecan and post oak, great Texas combo for beef and pork. Pecan only for yardbird.

mbshop 06-15-2013 04:39 PM

yea, if the bark is thick and loose you can take it off. otherwise just use it. my two that i use is also pecan and oak.

peterz 06-15-2013 06:49 PM

I remove bark from all my smoke wood before it goes into my smokers.

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