OAK: It gives a smoky flavour that is good for red meats, fish and pork. There are different types of oaks. It is a hard wood and is very versatile.
MULBERRY: It has a mild flavour but gives a hint of sweetness.
WALNUT: It has a strong smoky flavour which makes it necessary to combine it with a fruity wood to avoid getting a bitter flavour. It is good for lambs.
PLUM: It is similar to hickory, it has a mild and sweet flavour that is good for poultry and pork.
PERSIMMONS: It is similar to the fruits woods, it gives a mild and slightly sweet flavour.
APRICOT: It is similar to hickory, it is sweeter and very good for pork and poultry.
Nectarine and Peach give good smokes. Wood can be gotten from wine or whisky barrels, it always has a unique flavour. Trees like beech, olive, fig e.t.c. are also good for smoking. Do not use woods with glue, nail, paint, chewing gum e.t.c. Do not use woods treated with chemicals or moldy wood. Wood with resin should not be used e.g Pine If the wood you desire to use is not readily available in your area, you can find a wood chunk or pellet available for sale on-line. You can also get wood from the firewood company or your neighbourhood. If the tree is from your neighbourhood, be aware of the type of tree is is before use.