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    Gas or charcoal?

    Which do you prefer to cook over? I use both but I think I prefer the taste of food grilled over charcoal.

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    charcoal, but don't trust me, I'm a vegetarian.

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    im grilling with charcoal as we speak!

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    need to talk to Hank Hill...
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    Gas, I'm lazy. Turn knob + push red button = flames.

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    Gas is certainly more convenient, but I'm willing to wait for the better flavor of charcoal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ravenmore View Post
    need to talk to Hank Hill...
    I idolize Hank Hill in every respect except his blind attachment to propane and propane accessories. Charcoal is where it's at. Throw some wood on top of it as/if needed.

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    charcoal

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    Another vote for charcoal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadfix View Post
    Which do you prefer to cook over? I use both but I think I prefer the taste of food grilled over charcoal.
    Use up my precious wood for grilling!?

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    eh i use lump charcoal ... not those little briquettes ...

    and if a tree hugger wants to question it .. i will cut down a cherry and apple tree and use them as well ...

    but of course, i don't grill .. i just smoke meats ... nothing beats a brisquet that has been in the smoker for 12 hours.

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    Natural Gas - with some wood in the smoker box

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    I was all charcoal for a while, then bought a gas grill for our townhouse patio. I've been very satisfied with the flavor, and the gas grill is so low-maintenance that I've been grilling a lot more on random weeknights and such.
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    Real men (and women) grill with charcoal!!!!!!
    charcoal, but don't trust me, I'm a vegetarian.
    Small zucchini sliced long ways spinkled with cajaun seasoning salt and pepper over charcoal just long enough to be tender flip once yum!
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    Lump charcoal. Hickory/Mesquite/Applewood/etc. I use a chunk or two of wood even when just grilling.

    I've been making pork in various forms all summer. Ribs, loin, I have a Boston Butt in the freezer waiting to be smoked and pulled. Low n' slow, baby!

    Mmmm. Smoked pork.

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    I prefer charcoal, but as my grill is plumbed into the natural gas supply of my house, I find it so easy to turn the knob and cook.
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    Charcoal tastes better but I don't have the patience. Propane will do.
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    I don't have a BBQ to cook on nor space to use one.

    I prefer charcoal, but due to the inevitable fire restrictions in the summer gas is what is most used when I go to BBQs.
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    Charcoil. Most gas ones I used were kind of crappy with un-even heat distribution. So some stuff was raw some was over cooked. Although gas ones are convenient.
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    charcoal... less explosive canisters to worry about.
    and it tastes better.
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    Hardwood lump charcoal only. No briquettes, and certainly no gas

    I used Webers for years, but bought a Big Green Egg spring before last. You can cook anything on it. From a 1000F sear to an 18 hour cook at 210F, and anything in between.

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    Charcoal, always charcoal!
    And I use a chimney to start it.
    No gas taste, it'll slap ruin fish.

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    Gas! Charcoal is fine, but a pain. Gas is nice and easy...
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    I prefer charcoal, mostly Kingsford with wood chips but I have started using lump. Having said that I have to admit I mostly use propane now. My wife got me a fancy rig with a infrared burner. I won't get her riled up by telling her I think a 89 dollar weber is the better cooker. Some things are better left unsaid.

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    I forgot to mention I had a cheapie Fiesta gas grill a few years ago. I replaced the sheet metal burner with a cast iron H bar burner and cast iron grates I got from Home Depot. I also replaced the steel flame tamer/drip guards with old fashioned lava rock.That was the best propane grill I ever used.

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