Good thread. New smoker myself and have been trying all three, mostly wood. Has anyone ever tried sassafras?
I heat w/ wood and sell some on the side so I have the saw and splitter. Those not wanting to get a chainsaw you might check w/ local firewood sellers and tell them exactly what your looking for. When cutting firewood not everything is exactly 16, 20, 24" long you end up w/ odd sizes many sell these odd sizes as chimera wood by the bag or truck load. These pieces are usually small chunks that they can't sell as firewood.