Charcoal or gas?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by woodmort, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Figure I'll start a debate. I prefer gas since we grill about all winter even if I have to shovel out a path to the grill. I can remember the times we used charcoal: it would take forever to ignite, everybody would be mad because they were hungry so you'd try grilling on the just started stuff and the food would taste like petroleum, then, by the time the coals were really good, you'd douse it. Now I just turn on the gas, push a button and toss on the meat. AHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
     
  2. turney31

    turney31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wood!
     
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Charcoal with hickory or mesquite chips mixed in. Buy Match Light charcoal and all it takes is a match. LOVE the flavor.
     
  4. thaiturkey

    thaiturkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Spot on! Also try the same in a hot smoker with a bowl of water and herbs over the coals. Gas cooking doesn't give such good results and it's dangerous too.
     
  5. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Can't need a permit to start an open wood fire.
     
  6. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:Can't need a permit to start an open wood fire.

    I think that poster meant what I said - hickory or mesquite wood chips. Great for slow smokin ribs and a whole chicken.
     
  7. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Charcoal tastes SO much better, but gas gives you a clean flavor with fast cooking.
     
  8. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:I could never master cooking with a gas grill, but I can cook just about anything on a charcoal one.
     
  9. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Anything dealing with cooking outside (short of roasted marshmallows and hot dogs) means it's DBF's turn to cook. I'll cook everything else though...
     
  10. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:Ken does all the grilling here. I am just waiting for a time when he doesn't really want to do it, so I can show off my skills. On the other hand, do I REALLY want to tip my hat?
     

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