I just don't have to deal with bark on the Oak I use. Cut 3-5 cords a year and just pick out the Primo for smoker wood.
I don't like bark on my wood in storage because that is where the "buggies" love to built their nasty little homes, especially in Oak.
I have some Apple in stock with thin bark on there like glue. Gonna "burn away" when I am ready to use it.
Picking up (I hope) some Orange wood compliments of Hurricane Charley next week. Will be mostly branches with bark on. Not gonna worry.
Just get off what you can and "smoke on"
Just my nickle.
"Flirtin' with Disaster" BBQ Team (RETIRED)
FBA and KCBS Cook and Judge.
Former owner of a WSM, a Smokey Joe, a Charbroil Commercial gasser (junk), the legendary "StudeDera", a Fast Eddy PG500, and Sherman.
Now cooking with a Yoder YS640
Proud Pellet guy cooking on real wood.