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jlsch
04-11-2008, 03:32 PM
Can I leave the bark on apple wood when I use it in my smoker?

Bbq Bubba
04-11-2008, 03:35 PM
Yes :wink:

bigpaparon
04-11-2008, 03:36 PM
what i have read from the forums is that it needs to come off, can give a bitter taste. then i looked at a couple bags at Cabelas and its all stripped off the apple, pecan, hickory etc.

Magnum
04-11-2008, 03:37 PM
Mine is aged and I leave it on.

BobBrisket
04-11-2008, 03:38 PM
Apple wood with bark is NO GOOD!! Send it me and I'll dispose of it properly for you. Hey, any good Brother would do the same for you!!:wink:

^^^^What he said

ZBQ
04-11-2008, 03:38 PM
Some do, some don't.
I personally don't worry about the bark unless its REALLY thick, then I try to knock it off.
I've tried it both with and without and never noticed any difference either way.

As long as it's seasoned properly, try it both ways and see which way you prefer it.

bigpaparon
04-11-2008, 03:40 PM
listen to them, they know more than me.

Shotgun
04-11-2008, 03:49 PM
Ive done it both ways, what out for critters(worms,etc) that get up under the bark.

Brauma
04-11-2008, 03:54 PM
My rule of thumb has been: if it's crappy looking, like it has some nasties on it, I'll grab the hatchet and take it off. If its clean and dried, I leave it on.

bigpaparon
04-11-2008, 03:58 PM
Same

bigpaparon
04-11-2008, 03:58 PM
same with pecan? im tired of shaving it off.

Divemaster
04-11-2008, 04:53 PM
Same thing....

bigpaparon
04-11-2008, 05:59 PM
life just got easier.