Hard to imagine they don't have good old oak firewood in Wisconsin. Just about any hardwood makes good smoking wood, they have different flavors and some people will insist on certain woods for specific types of meats but as long as you can find oak or most any nut wood you are on your way to good smoking.
Check with Lang and ask for the shipper they recommend to your part of the country. They can give you an estimated weight and weight class. Take that weight to the web site of the recommended shippers, add 10 percent to it to be safe and let them give you an estimate. Take the estimate, add another 10 percent to it and you should be ok.
Love the 36, just the right size when cooking for 2 - 30 people, easy to heat and you can move it with out making a big production about it.