Nope, sorryHardwood burns hotter and faster. For low slow applications a good briquette is the best choice. I like hardwood too. But I reserve it for fast cooking/grilling where I don't need several hours of cooking time.
Look up the "Snake" charcoal method for kettle grills. There is the "Minion" method that's popular but I don't like it. I think it burns to fast.
This snake method allows for more freedom with vents. Adjusting vents during a cook can be a real pain. So Google the snake method. I use it exclusively for long cooks. I can set the vents once and only have to adjust the top vent occasionally and sometimes I never have to touch the top vent.
Good luck and happy cooking.