I have an old soup pot (dutch oven lookin thing) that is cast aluminum as best as I can tell. It has cooked many a great soup over the years by my mother and has a lot of sentimental value to me(her passing is the reason said pot is in my posession)Anyway, I was planning on doing a big pot of baked beans for the 4th using Bush's beans with a bunch of pulled pork mixed in and some Dizzy Pig magic mixed in. I guess my question is this.... is it safe to use this aluminum pot in the egg, and if so, what kind of wood to smoke with? Any and all suggestions would be appreciated. I don't want to screw up mom's pot or the beans!