I also thought I saw a video somewhere where he uses white oak. He called it "post oak" in this video and I thought that "post oak" was a term for red oak.
I'm just saying that there's a difference in red and white oak. Depending on which oak he's talking about, that may also be the difference with the comparison between oak and pecan.
I also always thought pecan was a little milder than white oak. Red oak seems to have a little more flavor than white.
Of course, I could be COMPLETELY wrong here too.
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