Being down here in the south we have an abundance of mesquite and pecan. I love pecan for the melow smoke flavor you get. Mesquite is a bit stong. So i cut with oak to mellow it out. With that being said I use post oak a lot as well. Good all around flavor and heat.
My fav is hickory. Just love the smell and taste!
I wish we had a better supplier of bulk wood here where i could get fruit woods. I want to try apple and cherry. But cant seem to find anything larger than just chips or chunks.
Ole Smokey - Old homebuilt stick burner