Which Ooni did you have? Did the smoky flavor come from maybe not heating up the wood/coal correctly? Curious because i plan on using wood and coal and want to know how to avoid issues that you had.I had the Ooni and hated it. Sent it back. No heat control, no longer includes a peel, and imparted a bad smoky flavor.
My advice is to buy a Pizza Steel on Amazon for about 50 bucks, and a pumice block for cleaning it (works great). A steel is similar to a stone, but it heats faster and its easier to slide on and off. Bad part -- it's heavier.