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B-B QUE...Charcoal Or Gas?  
User currently offlineAA787823 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1878 times:

As we hit the summer season a lot of us will Barbeque most of our meals. I am a traditionalist..charcoal/wood or woodchips on charcoal. Gas is easier but you I think you get better flavor the other way. To me using a gas grill makes about as much sense as taking Stevie Wonder to a strip club.

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User currently offlineTZ757300 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2866 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1875 times:

CHARCOAL!!!!!

topic too short



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User currently offlineCarmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4748 posts, RR: 32
Reply 2, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1871 times:

Charcoal... no and's, if's or but's, period, end of story. Big grin


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User currently offlineGraphic From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1866 times:

Charcoal is the only way to go.

User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 4, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1865 times:

For the sake of easiness gas, but for taste gotta go with coal


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User currently offlineMDorBust From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1856 times:

It's got to be coals. And don't you dare go and change them out all the time either.

User currently offlineBHMBAGLOCK From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 2698 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1850 times:

If you're talking about the briquets in a bag, then the answer is neither; you're asking about grilling not BBQ. True BBQ is smoking and it can be done with good charcoal but is simply not possible(sorry chips in water is BS, might as well soak the meat in liquid smoke) with gas.

Quoting AA787823 (Thread starter):
as taking Stevie Wonder to a strip club.

There's always braille. Handicapped accesibility and all you know.



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User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8435 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1841 times:

I have both. If I'm just doing steak and snags etc I use the gas, which has volcanic rocks in it. If I'm doing a roast or something like that I'll get the ole Weber out. Charcoal takes to long to heat up if your just doing a steak or two.

User currently offlineScooter01 From Norway, joined Nov 2006, 1186 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1828 times:
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Unfortunately the people living in the apartment above us have no real understanding of the culinary arts, so I have to use gas with perforated ceramic tiles on my glassed-in balcony after opening all the windows. Can be a real drag in the winter if there is a snowstorm outside.
Fortunately I also have a COBB and after all the briquettes have turned white I can use it in the kitchen on the stove-top under the vent.

When we visit my father at his house it's the Weber all the way!


Scooter

[Edited 2007-05-18 01:04:49]


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User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1825 times:

It really depends. Ifyou are talking day to day cooking (like when I had a house) Gas is WAY to practical to not use. That being said, come Labor Day, Memorial Day, and the 4th of July, Charcoal!!!

User currently offlineBhill From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 927 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1816 times:

In the majority of 2nd floor, or higher, apartments that I have lived in only allow gas...fire danger I guess...But wood/charcoal is the way to go..


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User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12163 posts, RR: 36
Reply 11, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1804 times:
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There's nothing better to remind you of summer than stepping outside and smelling the smell of lighter fluid and BBQ


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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20322 posts, RR: 63
Reply 12, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1802 times:

Nuttin' beats good ol' charcoal. None of those wimpy briquettes, either. It has to be the real stuff.


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User currently offlineNancy From United States of America, joined May 2004, 467 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1799 times:

Charcoal - and get a started chimmney -it's really fast and eliminates the need for the nasty started fluid.

[Edited 2007-05-18 02:58:38]

User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1791 times:

This guy (who sells Propane and Propane Accessories-for Strickland Propane) seems to have a good opinion:



I agree with the above, Charcoal is better. And for those that have trouble lighting it, if you feel like paying the extra money (and thus, not use lighter fluid, paper, etc), try Kingsford Match Light


User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 15, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1783 times:

Definitely charcoal. The coal gives the grilled meat a distinct flavour, while the gas makes it taste like gas and spoils it.

User currently offlineB747ca From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 677 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1780 times:

without a doubt charcoal!!!!


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User currently offlineGunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3493 posts, RR: 10
Reply 17, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1780 times:

Quoting N231YE (Reply 14):

"Strickland Propane: Taste the Meat, Not the Heat"

Watching it as I type this. Clean burning propane, baby.



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User currently offlineNKP S2 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1714 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1773 times:

Charcoal. Love the smell and the taste...plus you get to build a fire and enjoy fine tuning/micromanaging it.

The smell of propane makes me retch....literally. I sure as hell don't want my food tasting like THAT!


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29705 posts, RR: 59
Reply 19, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1772 times:

I am running gas right now, mainly for the time considerations. I got it back when I was working nights, I would BBQ for dinner then go to work. I didn't want to worry about coals cooking down after I left for work.

Also please don't call a Briquette charcoal.

Real charcoal is natural wood. You can add it to a started fire without penalty. Do that with a briquette and you will taste it because it has to burn off the binders and that flavor will go to what you are cooking.

The Briquette was invented because Henry Ford wanted to figure out a way to get rid of scrap wood from his Model T production line and make a profit. So he hooked up with his buddy/hero Tommy Edison to convert the scrap wood to charcoal, grind it to a powder add petroleum binders and then form it into the briquette.

Ford, ended up selling the process to a relative named Kingsford....yes that Kingsford.



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User currently offlineWellHung From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1764 times:

Anyone who says charcoal without a thought either doesn't know how to cook with gas, has been brainwashed by the charcoal lobby or wants to sound like they know what they're talking about. And anyone who would recommend:

Quoting N231YE (Reply 14):
Kingsford Match Light

either doesn't know what charcoal is supposed to taste like or likes their food to taste like gasoline.

Proper use of a smoke box will make anyone abandon the hassles of charcoal forever. But if you want to use charcoal for some special occasion, none of that briquette in a bag bullshit. Hardwood is the only way to go.


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29705 posts, RR: 59
Reply 21, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1760 times:

Quoting WellHung (Reply 20):
Proper use of a smoke box will make anyone abandon the hassles of charcoal forever.

I've got one but I have never figured out a good place to sit it in the grill where it will get hot enough to smoke.



OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineORFflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1717 times:

Quoting AA787823 (Thread starter):
As we hit the summer season a lot of us will Barbeque most of our meals.

Shoot - we cook out on the grill four or five times a week, year round! Hence:

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 9):
Gas is WAY to practical to not use.

Now, we do use charcoal briquettes, hardwood charcoal, and just hardwood from time to time, depending on if it's just day to day cooking as Ted mentions, or an event. For New Years, we have a pig-pickin - no gas for this. July 4th is typically a huge family gathering, so we'll have the gas grill, charcoal, and the smoker going with something on/in each.

But cooking out isn't always grilling or smoking..... we do a lot of deep-frying outside too. Turkeys, fish, yard-bird, etc. Nothing beats home cut fries and onion rings on the side either.


User currently offlineLHMARK From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 48
Reply 23, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1710 times:

I never saw the point of gas. You might as well just move your kitchen oven outside.

I use a Weber with lump charcoal (not briquets) and a chimney starter instead on starter fluid. The results of this simple combination can be spectacular.



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User currently offlineAirSpare From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 589 posts, RR: 6
Reply 24, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1707 times:

Quoting Bill142 (Reply 7):
snags

What is that?

Quoting Bill142 (Reply 7):
Charcoal takes to long

That is why god invented beer, I thought you guys down there new that?  Smile

Quoting L-188 (Reply 19):
burn off the binders

L-188, I always wondered about that crappy taste. Amazing the things you learn on an aviation site!

I have to go with charcoal. They don't sell lighter fluid where I live so we start it with cooking oil, paper towels and a lot of waving with a tin pot top.



Get someone else for your hero worship fetish
25 Post contains images CO7e7 :
26 Post contains images AsstChiefMark : For complex meals with fancy cuts of meat and side dishes, I prefer gas. For good, old-fashioned burgers and hot dogs, I prefer lump charcoal:
27 Post contains images KaiGywer : Man, this thread is making me want to grill out this weekend.
28 Derico : Leña wood (a particular kind of firewood only found in Argentina), is by far #1 in the country for cooking grilled meat. With leña you can add count
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