Have been using a gas grill for many years and just now getting into the charcoal grilling and smoking. I also have a electric smoker (Cajun Injector) that I used twice in 7 years. Time to start putting it to use. I use the following: Weber gas grill - 13 years (Used continually) Weber charcaol grill - 2 months (Used weekends) Cajun Injection electric smoker - 7 years (Used twice . . .LOL!) Been using pecan wood, but have PLENTY of live oak trees and wood (Pretty sure this can be used for smoking ) Just found this website and looking forward to learn.