There is no right or wrong answer regarding the type of wood to cook with. It’s all up to the cook’s preference. You do need to understand that different types of wood will add different flavors to your BBQ. Some woods are very strong like mesquite while others are very mild such as cherry or peach. Don’t hesitate to experiment with different woods. Different regions across the country have preferred woods to cook with. Here in Texas, hickory and oak are the mainstays for BBQ. Some cooks also like to mix in a little mesquite but you need to be careful because of its strong smoke.