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Post Thu Mar 18, 2004 2:54 pm
Bob-BQN User avatar
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Smokey,

You will want to remove the bark prior to using the wood for smoking since the bark on most woods does tend to yield a bitter flavor. However, I wouldn't remove any bark until the wood can be identified. And I would identify the wood prior to cooking with it (that's me!). The bark, wood grain, color and odor can all be used to help identify the type of tree it came from. Unfortunately, I don’t know of a way I can help you identify species of the NET. A library book, book store or local lumber jack may be of more help.
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Post Thu Mar 18, 2004 11:58 pm
ThrRoff well done
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Smokey,

I will garee that the bark must come off. I would be no help at all identifying wood. If it has a lot of sap in it, it may not be hardwood is about all I know.
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Post Fri Mar 19, 2004 2:59 am
Vinsect well done
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Location: Middle Tennessee
First of all, does all the wood apear to be the same type?
I did a google search under "identiffying wood."
Heres a book that came up.
http://www.taunton.com/store/pages/070088.asp
You might also contact your local county extension office and bring them a sample.
Once you know what it is though, peel off that bark.
If it aint broke, Break it!
Then rebuild it better.

Post Fri Mar 19, 2004 10:08 am
Airfoils well done
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I try to use as little bark as possible but a little won't hurt ya.


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