Quick question, in the rapidly shrinking spare time that I have I do some woodworking in my shop/garage. This results in a good number of hardwood cutoffs and other pieces too small to do anything with. Generally I use local hardwoods, so no hickory or mesquite here but I do have a bunch of cherry and maple. Would these cutoffs (cut into chunks) be useful as a smoke source?
If so, and in regard to the maple, is there a specific species that works best? I assume sugar maple would probably be best.