i could use some help , guys. there's a ton of threads about people's fav woods. fun to read but too subjective to be of much help. i mean, there's a bunch that actually like mesquite. i really want a strong smoke taste, without bitterness. speaking just for myself, mesquite is too assertive, but fruit woods are too mild. my best results have com from mixed hardwoods. i just ordered hickory pellets as i read they are strong n good for bacons. so, if you have some time, what i'd really like is a list of woods from strongest to mildest, please. right now i'm working with a pellet smoker, so mild woods that work for you may not work for me. all i know so far is that cherry makes the most beautiful bark but tastes like cured meat instead of smoke, mesquite is icky n i get the best results from some brands of mixed hardwoods. i'll use your suggestions to buy pellets. i see i wrote ''if woods'' in the heading but i can't seem to edit it. sorry.