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« on: December 22, 2007, 12:20:16 am »
Charcoal gets better results, I think, but it takes too long for my impatient self.  I wish there was a combination grill that used gas to get the coals hot and then could be shut off for the actual cooking.

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« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2007, 12:02:54 am »
Ooooh, so many strikes against gas. x3

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« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2007, 11:51:09 pm »
Despite what Hank Hill has told us time and time again, I'll always prefer charcoal. '<img'>



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« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2007, 09:51:43 am »
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« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2007, 06:04:03 am »
Quote (Lobar Shadowtail @ Dec. 21 2007, 11:20 pm)
I wish there was a combination grill that used gas to get the coals hot and then could be shut off for the actual cooking.

I've seen grills designed to be used as gas, charcoal, or both as you suggested.  I've never used one like that so I can't comment on the flavor.
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« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2007, 01:16:41 am »
Propane.
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« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2007, 08:19:53 am »
Yah yah I know, it's a pretty random question and nowhere near grilling season. King of the Hill is to blame. ':p' Which do you prefer? (not couting set up/clean up or overdosing on lighter fluid and just factoring flavor)  I persona like charcoal. :3 I havent eaten off a gas grill in awhile, but I do remember our old gas stove. Food tasting like gas is eww.

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« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2007, 08:31:28 am »
I've always been told Charcoal makes the food taste better but never actually tried a food from a gas powered BBQ so I really don't know. I've always gone along with charcoal was better.
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« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2007, 11:24:36 am »
Charcoal.

I pesonally grill with it, but I've also grilled on gas for fundraising events.  Basic hotdogs and hamburgers.  The food from the gas grill tasted fine, no wierd flavoring,but nothing like good ol' charcoal.
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« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2007, 11:54:53 am »
I personaly love the charcoal grilled taste, it's my favorite way to fix hotdogs

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« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2007, 11:55:22 am »
It's been a really long time since my parents gave up their charcol grill in favor of a gas one, so I really don't know.  I don't find that gas cooked burgers have any strange flavors though.

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« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2007, 08:52:37 pm »
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« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2007, 09:04:31 pm »
Charcoal is best IMO
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« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2007, 09:09:09 pm »
Well it's grilling season over here in Aus, and I like the good ol' BBQ, don't mind which kind really, but I haven't tried charcoal much, what I did taste was great, so I'll go with that.

What ever cooks my food is good.

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« Reply #14 on: December 21, 2007, 09:12:26 pm »
actually and I know theres gonna be lots of EWWS and exclamations of "GROSS!"

But the best meal I ever ate off an open flame used dry clean cowchips as fuel. The cook was from India and made flatbread chipatis with Tumeric potatoes.

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« Reply #15 on: December 21, 2007, 09:22:59 pm »
my grandmother used to use cowchips *i know them as cow patties* in her wood heater.. basicly dry grass
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« Reply #16 on: December 21, 2007, 10:37:28 pm »
Strike another one up for charcoal!
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« Reply #17 on: December 21, 2007, 10:38:47 pm »
Charcoal, of course. Although, I would love to see how burgers would taste over burning wood. Burning wood smells wonderful, and if that smell transferred to the burger, I would be in heaven. And gas is gross. My grandparents would always use a gas grill with the family gatherings. Didn't like it too much.

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« Reply #18 on: December 22, 2007, 12:25:49 pm »
Gas.

Really.

No weird flavor. Wathcu talkin' bout?

Cooks more evenly.

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« Reply #19 on: December 22, 2007, 04:10:34 pm »
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« Reply #20 on: December 22, 2007, 06:03:27 pm »
Quote (Naokii @ Dec. 21 2007, 10:04 pm)
Forums that are underused should just be be cut off IMO. Nothing more useless than super slow boards. But that is just me and I now know of this "foodie" board. o.0;

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« Reply #21 on: December 23, 2007, 11:08:24 pm »
Charcoal is better than propane, wood is better than both.
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« Reply #22 on: December 23, 2007, 11:19:51 pm »
Quote (Foxpup @ Dec. 23 2007, 11:08 pm)
Charcoal is better than propane, wood is better than both.

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« Reply #23 on: December 24, 2007, 01:41:32 am »
I never had wood before, is it THAT good? o.o;

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« Reply #24 on: January 20, 2008, 01:33:01 am »
Charcoal, or even better yet a mixture of fairly green Hickory/Pecan, Oak, and perhaps some maple thrown in.

I have a serious interest in making southern style BBQ, (uncured Hams, Pork Shoulders, or half/whole hog that has been has been slow cooked over coals) and have done it over gas before. The end result of this is a really good piece of pork that has been roasted for 6 hours, which really isn't BBQ.

BBQ pork need to have some of the smoked wood flavor in order for it to be BBQ, and the gas doesn't really cut it. --Same thing with Hamburgers, hotdogs, and whatever else you might want to grill.