Pecan trees are probably most well known for their delicious nuts and for using pecan wood for smoking. Pecan wood has a flavor that is similar to hickory, although more mild and more of a cool burning wood than hickory. Pecan is related to hickory but is less dense and it does not burn as hot or as long.
Pecan is good for any type of meat including beef, fish and poultry. Pecan chips and chunks are great on the barbecue and in the smoker.
You can buy pecan wood for smoking from Indian Head Firewood.