I am in Anchorage AK and ate at a BBQ restaurant called Turnagain Arm Pit BBQ. Really good BBQ. The guy at the restaurant said that they used alder wood for smoking. The guy that I am renting a cabin from up here cut me about 40 lbs. of alder wood. At the restaurant they used it on chicken, beef, and pork. Does anyone have any experience with alder. I want to experiment with it when I return to SC.