I use any kind of wood for beef as long as it's oak!
Really, all my best briskest were done on oak and apple but I have used apple, cherry, plum, pear and mesquite.
You do what you have to do, so you can do what you want to do!
Ole Hickory Ultra Que 2
18" Weber OTS
Primo Oval XL
NB American Gourmet offset smoker
Big Chief Smoker