Haven't smoked enough to get a handle on the different wood tastes , probably 'cause I'm still playing with different rubs and sprays (spritzes) and really new at this.
I did one bag of hickory chunks but that was in my bad rub phase
so I couldn't tell what the smoke flavor was. I've got a little apple still seasoning that I use and some pin cherry that is about seasoned . I like the subtle flavor from the apple and the cherry works good with it. Also like the deeper red from the cherry on the meat . looks great and tastes good to me
Gotta get a lot more smokes under my belt before I can really start to understand the differences.