You should have access to pecan and peach (apple too) in your region. I have cooked with oak for years as its the easiest wood for me to collect around here in coastal central Florida, but you have access to some great woods to try. Oak is great for heat and you can't really overdo oak smoke...hickory is good for heat but you can overdo hickory smoke (in my opinion...your mileage may vary!). Use 'em all.
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KingFisher Gator Rotisserie cooker, WSM, Stainless 5 burner with IR gas grill, Turkey Fryer, Weber JD Commemorative grill, slightly used Bandera chamber for future use as a cold smoker, Masterbuilt 40" insulated ELECTRIC smoker