I just made a pan of these and I think the price of the smoker was worth it for this recipe alone. These are so much better than store bought smoked nuts, which taste like all chemicals compared to these guys. I have a large smoker so when I take the trouble to crank it up for a roast or something, I try to use up the leftover space for anything I can get my hands on that looks like it could use a good smokin'. I used hickory chips for these nuts but I would think they'd be just as good with mesquite, oak or apple. I'm really sorry I didn't triple the recipe and I will next time. This is a great recipe to use up space in your smoker and serve with cocktails to your guests while waiting for the main course to finish.