I just went ahead and skipped the smoke and wood aspect for now in my pineapple experiment. I blended my pineapple in a blender with water and added crushed campden, honey, brown sugar and half a vanilla bean. I put this all in a 1 gallon carboy and added water to fill it about 3/4. (Starting small.) Pitched Safale s-04 24 hours later. Fermented for about 10 days and racked. (I got more than the half gallon that I anticipated.) If this were the final drink, I would have dumped it out; however, I've heard long bottle conditioning works wonders on a concoction like this. I'm going to clarify in secondary for another 10 days or so and then bottle and hide in a cool, dark place and forget about them for at least a year. Other bottles with some grilling or smoking or oaking options may join the cache eventually. Cheers!