So, i burn wood for heat. I cut up this tree a couple years ago over the winter. No leaves...so didnt know what i was cutting. I just got done burning the end of it, and over the winter i loved how this stuff burnt and left a nice bed of coals. When i finally started thinking about it and actually looked at the grain...it was Bitternut Hickory! It hit me right after i threw in the last piece and thought about the wonderful smell it put out. I didnt save ANY of it for smoking. All burnt in the woodstove. Now, it served its purpose well, but just a couple of my big splits for heat would have went a LONG way as chunks in the chargriller! NO!!!!! I cant believe i never thought about it.