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Nitrofly 07-17-2008 05:12 PM

Bark or no Bark
 
someone told me that leaving the
bark on the wood you are using for
smoke leaves a bitter taste on the meat.
yet I see the stick burners using logs with
Bark..
So I must ask Bark or no Bark :?::?::?:

keend 07-17-2008 05:19 PM

If it is a thin bark like on a fruit tree I leave it on.

If it is a thick bark like on oak, I take a hatchet and kock it off. Not sure if it makes a difference or not, just what my father did and his father did.

It also gives me something to do while I'm watching the thermometer and having a beer. Honey...I'm busy chipping this bark, I can't help pull weeds right now.:wink:

Bbq Bubba 07-17-2008 05:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nitrofly (Post 688565)
someone told me that leaving the
bark on the wood you are using for
smoke leaves a bitter taste on the meat.
yet I see the stick burners using logs with
Bark..
So I must ask Bark or no Bark :?::?::?:

Someone told you wrong.....

BBQ Grail 07-17-2008 05:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bbq Bubba (Post 688586)
Someone told you wrong.....

Bubba,

You are a man of few words. Usually good ones too!

Bigdog 07-17-2008 05:47 PM

I leave the bark on and have never had bitter tasting Q.

The Pigman 07-17-2008 05:50 PM

You mean I have been cutting it off for nothing............I did hear that from some of the ones that have been smoking for a long time......

BBQ Grail 07-17-2008 05:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bigdog (Post 688591)
I leave the bark on and have never had bitter tasting Q.

Excuse me! I seem to remember a brisket recently....

Pitbull 07-17-2008 05:53 PM

Leave the bark is's fine. If you preheat it on the firebox it will flame quicker and not generate any white smoke to speak of.

big brother smoke 07-17-2008 05:54 PM

Leave it on! I never bother with knocking it off. However, it will smolder if your fire is not hot enough which speaks to another problem.

Secret: I grill with oak bark all the time. It gives a nice flavor on beef!

Scottyj13 07-17-2008 06:11 PM

I like to knock the bark off. I'm not sure it adds any bitter taste to the food, but I do know that the inner most bark is where the phloem lives and transports sap and food. It seems like it takes longer to dry.

Bbq Bubba 07-17-2008 06:39 PM

Gotta love Phloem........:cool:

BBQ_MAFIA 07-17-2008 06:56 PM

I leave the bark on also. Never seem to have a problem with the food tasting bitter.

JediDog 07-17-2008 07:48 PM

Same here, I always leave the bark on and have never had bitter tasting BBQ. You can always do a little experiment and do a couple of cook outs using bark and one without bark and you be the judge.

Smokin Gator 07-17-2008 07:57 PM

Most of the time when I am making chunks the bark falls off. If it stays on I certainly don't worry about it. When you are using chunks it is such a small amount it doesn't matter. If you are using logs/splits if your fire is right it still shouldn't matter. IMHO

Jacked UP BBQ 07-17-2008 08:14 PM

leave the bark, not a bitter flavor for me


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