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. ?????
06-14-2013 06:47 PM
I have used it with bark and no bark, did not really notice a difference.
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.
06-14-2013 07:41 PM
Either way. Pecan is a good wood for butts or bigger cuts. (For my taste)
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.
06-14-2013 08:24 PM
I de-bark all my wood. Love pecan!
06-15-2013 07:13 AM
I've done it both ways and havent noticed a difference either way.
06-15-2013 07:25 AM
I de bark. Because of the critters that live between the bark and the wood .i m o
06-15-2013 07:47 AM
I use bark-on oak and pecan almost exclusively. It is the best smell in town.
06-15-2013 08:26 AM
Love pecan wood but think its too light to use on beef.
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......
06-15-2013 02:41 PM
Thanks a lot guys! I can always depend on you! :clap2:
06-15-2013 03:27 PM
Pecan and post oak, great Texas combo for beef and pork. Pecan only for yardbird.
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.
06-15-2013 06:49 PM
I remove bark from all my smoke wood before it goes into my smokers.