Removing the bark on split hickory
I just picked up a half a cord of split hickory...usually my base wood to cook with...and while stacking it I removed the bark as I always do. The reason is someone told me once that the bark can cause bitter flavors so I have never used it to smoke with. Do any of the brethren have an opinion on this. It is a lot of extra work (barbeque is a lot of work anyway) to get the bark off...especially if it doesn't make a difference.