Ok guys you will love this. I am on the Southern Oregon coast. Seven miles north of the California border. Smoked salmon is very popular here. I live next to a retired commercial fisherman. He took me down to the local fish processor who smokes salmon by the cart full. She used alderwood for smoke. It is her opinion that the bark of alderwood is bitter and should not be used. Several other old timers around here told me not to use the bark on alder. So I have always removed the bark. I hate to try it with the bark on and ruin something that would otherwise be good. So I keep removing the bark. So call me barkless in Brookings!
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