I'm new to smoking and recently purchased a MES 40. I've used it twice so far, having smoked ribs and a brisket. So far I've only used hickory. My wife, however, also bought a bag of apple chips and a bag of cherry chips. I've also heard/read that pecan is used by many people who smoke. I think I may have seen a chart somewhere that recommends which wood compliments which food. Can anyone point me to a chart like that?