There are elements of pecan that some folks, mostly those that like a stron hickory smoke, do not like about pecan. They are closely related woods, and it is likely, that depending on region, there are differences in the woods. Pecan has a wider range of growth, so it is likely that is varies more. For me, the local source for pecan are very mild, but, I have bought pecan that was every bit as strong as hickory.
I'm feeling bearish, and I'm packing a Wusthof Grand Brisket slicer from MABA
"perhaps...but then again...maybe not..."