Re: My Homebuilt SmokerHey Gunny,
I'll meet you halfway and swap you some pecan for some hickory. Hickory is getting real tough to find around here, and I've never seen white oak available. I don't cut or split my own. Pecan is abundant though. They say the restaurants used up most of the available hickory and that alot of them have gone to pecan. I'm embarassed to tell you what I paid for my last rick of hickory.
BTW, my FIL, and also a good friend had the same experience w/ the radiation and taste. You never know, time may take care of it.