Heck, I shave the bark off too. Watch the color of your smoke. thin blue or almost invisible is clean. Grey or black is rancid and will bitter the meat quick. You can smell it.
Weber WSM, Weber GA, Weber Spirit S-320
Charbroil Oilless Turkey Fryer
Wife LuzziAnn 1956 model.
Maverick ET-732, Superfast LSU Purple Thermapen