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GregCGregC Posts: 49
edited November -1 in EggHead Forum
I've been able to find some hickory and pecan for smoking. Should I remove the bark or is it ok to use as is? Right now it's still green.



  • Greg,

    The bark has some milder taste to it that could make for a nice flavor but it also burns easier vs. smokin' like the hard inner wood. Either way, dry it and "season" it before you use it. You want the tree resin moisture out of it as that can make the flavor bitter.

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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 7,769
    Use the bark. Green is fine.
    Central Connecticut 

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  • GregCGregC Posts: 49
    Thanks for the replys, doing a pork loin tomorrow.

  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,168
    Use it wet, use it dry, use it green, use it seasoned, bark on, bark off.

    It don't matter.
  • The Nike commercial says it best "Just do it" seasoned wood or green, both make smoke and add flavor. I have never been able to tell if my smolin wood was fresh or old :silly:
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