So far I've tried Pitmasters, Hickory and Oak. We liked the oak the best, albeit a potent smokey taste (i.e touch the meat with your finger, lick your finger, and the smoke flavor bursts). Its really strong. Hickory was great too, but had a little after bite / tang / pinch (hard to describe). Left a lingering taste in my mouth. We also cooked chicken and ribs using hickory and they both tasted the same. It seemed like hickory killed the underlying meat flavor. Very strong. But I still liked it a lot. Pitmasters was my first pellet used and I had nothing to benchmark it against so I cant really say much. I need to try another smoke with it soon. I made mistakes, but I remember the meat didnt have much smoke flavor. It was underwhelming. What pellets do you guys like and why? Anyone else like oak and if so, what are other pellets you think we'll like. Also, is there a chart somewhere that shows smoke flavor potency? Is oak > hickory > Pitmasters? Where does cherry or maple fall on the scale? TY!