Just kinda thinking out loud here. When people started moving away from wood fueled cookers, grills , smokers and gravitating toward electric and gas powered ones the wood taste was lost. Therefor wood chips and or chunks were used for wood smoke flavor. Now since some of us have seen the light and gone back to charcoal were still using wood chips and or chunks .
So I'm wondering since were using wood as a fuel how much difference does flavoring wood do, or is it really needed at all ?