Okay my question is this. When I got my first smoker it had were I was using the compressed disks. It was okay but I did notice a lot of the flavor from the different discs tasted the same on the meat I was doing. Now when I changed over 2 using chips things changed. I could tell when lets say apple was used or when i used maple or hickory. What I wonder is this. Are the pellets the same way. I would like to buy one of them trays and use pellets but I'm afraid it'll end up like the disks I once used. What I seen on some of the pellets Packaging is where it states 30% - 60% Hardwood is used. Can you really tell the difference between the Apple the maple and the Hickory when using the pellets? The tray and the pellets would be a good added addition for when I'm smoking Meats at night and I go to bed. I just don't want to be disappointed. So I'm asking for opinions from all of you that use pellets.