Not sure if this has been discussed yet, didn't see it anywhere, but it's something I've been wondering. As someone who's new to this, I went out and bought some regular hickory chips, looked up some cooking times and temps and smoked a few things. Worked out some kinks (and still doing so) to make tender and smoked meat. My question is, do types of wood chips matter? Beer for example (Like any other red blooded American I love beer) goes with certain foods. An IPA goes best with spicy foods, pilseners go well with chicken or salads. Do certain types of chips go better with certain types of meats or is it really just preferential? Does hickory go with chicken, does oak go with pork? If so, where can I find this. If not, what's everyone's favorite wood to burn and why?