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Old 06-25-2014, 04:15 PM
 
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lump charcoal

i can use gas in the kitchen
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Old 06-25-2014, 08:09 PM
 
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Charcoal by far. Smoking without charcoal is possible but always seems to produce an inferior product. Gas is for convenience.
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Old 06-25-2014, 09:21 PM
 
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I've got both gas and charcoal, actually 3 with the pellet, and each has a place. I have gas for burgers, dogs in the swim-up bar kitchen. I have weber kettle for when I want to cook something good. I always use lump charcoal as fuel and start it in a chimney. I have a pellet smoker that I am going to replace with a ceramic Kamado style grill like the Primo XL oval. That will be my primary. Gas can't be beat for convenience but I'd never cook a good steak or try a BBQ on it. The pellet is Ok for smoking but not grilling a good steak. Pellets are overpriced and the fussing is too much; they are not as set it and forget it as they try to say they are. I feel that the ceramic will be best of both the weber and the pellet combined. Right now its too damn hot here to grill until way late at night so I'll wait til fall and get my ceramic grill.
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Old 06-25-2014, 10:31 PM
 
Location: NYC
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It's not BBQ if you use gas.
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Old 06-26-2014, 02:24 AM
 
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Charcoal is the way to go but due to time and space constraints i use a portable Coleman gas grille.
http://r1.coleman.com/ProductImages/...004119_500.jpg
I also flavor the meat with wood smoke by using my Cameron stovetop smoker for 10 minutes before throwing the meat on the barby.
The Original Stovetop Smoker
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Old 06-26-2014, 04:27 AM
 
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grilling is with gas

I built an outside pit,,where I do like to cook over charcoal and wood, love the smells and flavors

but,,,the gas grill gets used more because its easy,convenient, and quicker

the smell of lighter fluid and charcoal is one of them aromas that take me back to childhood days, its a comforting smell
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Old 06-26-2014, 04:30 AM
 
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We use both and I have a couple of grill pans for the stove inside so whatever we feel like doing is what we do at that moment.
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Old 06-26-2014, 05:55 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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I vastly prefer steak seared in a pan to grilled steak, anyway.
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Old 06-26-2014, 05:59 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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It's not BBQ if you use gas.
you sound like Spoiled Brat. He has tried everything including electric: I have to admit he isn't going to win an award for his grilling talents, nor would he put grilling at the top of the list as things he likes to do, but he is back to the charcoal grill this year. We just bought a new weber and he does love it. Plus he does one thing that is the best: brisket or any type of smoking meat and nothing does it like the grill.
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Old 06-26-2014, 09:10 AM
 
Location: S. Nevada
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Charcoal/wood for me - playing with old school fire is a big part of the fun for me. And I have mesquite trees so there's my free fuel...

I get my gas flame jollies using torches for sweating pipes and cutting/welding.
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