Oak is a very mild smoke, something to consider trying...
Glad you joined us Bill O and welcome to SMF!
I love smoking; the only problem is my wife has a very sensitive palate. I’ve tried Cherry, Apple and Mesquite. She says the smoke burns the back of her mouth.
I’ve tried not smoking too long; I’ve tried just one bowl of wood! She doesn’t complain when I smoke Salmon about any after taste or burning. Have never tried Pecan how's the smoke taste on that?
Hi Bill maybe it is not the smoke it is the spices you put on the meat (no spices on salmon )