Gas or Charcoal?


Gas or Charcoal?

  • Charcoal

    Votes: 7 70.0%
  • Gas

    Votes: 3 30.0%

  • Total voters
    10
  • Poll closed .

fstroupe

New member
The BBQ Forum has been idle far too long. Do you use gas or charcoal?

Personally I only have charcoal capability, but thinking about picking up my first gas grill in about 10 years, to burn dogs and burgers a little faster.
 

Arh75

New member
I use gas & charcoal and I will be trying out my new smoker I got for Christmas! But I have to say that charcoal just has that taste that takes you back being a kid, at cookouts.
 

dcselby1

Denny
The BBQ Forum has been idle far too long. Do you use gas or charcoal?

Personally I only have charcoal capability, but thinking about picking up my first gas grill in about 10 years, to burn dogs and burgers a little faster.
I've recently noticed several stores with side-by-side charcoal/gas grilling units. Then you cook cook whatever you fancy.
 

rrman12280

New member
I have both. I have also used almost entirely gas for many years account convenience. However, here lately I've been thinking about back to charcoal. So if time permits, charcoal it is since it puts a great taste you can't get any other way.

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Danmc

New member
I use charcoal. Charcoal tastes better to me. But I have considered getting a small gas unit for those times that I am the only one in the house who is in the mood for a grilled burger, but don't want to wait for the coals or waste the coals for 1 burger.
 

fstroupe

New member
I used only gas during the 90s, a big hulking grill I built from a 55 gal drum and a "tobacco burner". (I was living in E. NC when I built it, they use burners similar to fish fryers to heat the barns they cure the tobacco in) Did the Weber kettle for 10 or so years, until the one I had pretty much fell apart. I have one of these cool looking dual chamber cookers/smokers. I thought that it was an awesome idea until I got it, then realized that it was really too big for a fire in the small chamber and the meat in the other, except for actual low temperature smoking like sausage or bacon. The temperature doesn't get hot enough for shoulders/butts. Even with the fire at one end of the large chamber and the meat at the other, the fire has to be pretty large to keep it hot enough to not spoil the meat.

Ended up being pretty disappointed in it.
 

Tucker's Mom

New member
Charcoal is better but gas is good too for the vegies or heating up some soup. I like to serve a bit of soup before a meal...I put a sprig of herbs with my coal burner while the meat is cooking and the hubby watches it...with a bottle of ice cold beer of course!
 

rdm6680

Banned
Get the Weber hybrid. Charcoal grill that has a small propane starter. No lighter fluid needed and coals are ready in about 15mins instead of a half hour. Quick with the benefit of charcoal flavor.
 

eagleeyes

New member
i never use lighter fluid charcoal starter just some paper or kindling and i'm good to go
and a great bbq rub is john henrys bbq rub for sure
 

buddy

New member
Charcoal. Weber kettle grille. I use best of the west real wood charcoal, and sometimes add smoking chips to it, depending on what I am cooking. Nothing better than cooking beer can chicken over charcoal.
although I am looking at adding a gas grill, because it is easier to maintain a low temp for long periods, like for slow cooking ribs. Keeping my kettle at 225 degrees for 5-6 hours is tough, so I use the oven, and only put the ribs on the grill for the last hour.

I don't use lighter fluid either. Use a chimney starter and you don't need lighter fluid. I have two of them
 

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