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Charcoal vs Propane

Discussion in 'Food Talk' started by dwzild, Aug 27, 2009.

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Charcoal vs Propane

Poll closed Sep 26, 2009.
  1. Charcoal

    54.4%
  2. Propane

    45.6%
  1. Aug 27, 2009 at 9:33 AM
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    dwzild

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    Getting ready for Labor Day grilling. Just seeing what everyone's preference was. Gas grills are faster and more convenient, but nothing beats the flavor of real charcoal and mesquite chips.
    Charcoal FTW.
     
  2. Aug 27, 2009 at 9:36 AM
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    Concur on the flavor and feel of cooking over charcoal...but I have a propane grill cause it takes too long to get a good cooking heat and everything on the charcoal.

    My dad just got a REALLY nice propane grill...Big flat iron 4 burner with the side pot burner...I REALLY like that bad boy.
     
  3. Aug 27, 2009 at 9:39 AM
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    Well what's the poll for?

    I prefer charcoal but will be using my propane grill for the reasons you listed. Food definitely tastes better over charcoal but it depends on what kind of cookout you are having.

    If it's 5 of you and you are having fillets from the butcher, I'd go with charcoal.
    If you are feeding a box of burgers to a yard packed with hungry drinkers, propane is the way to go.
     
  4. Aug 27, 2009 at 10:30 AM
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    Yep, each has it's appropriate use :thumbsup:
     
  5. Aug 27, 2009 at 10:31 AM
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    Charcoal does taste better but propane is just faster and easier.
     
  6. Aug 27, 2009 at 10:33 AM
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    drew02a

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    This is kinda like Shampoo vs Conditioner :laugh:
     
  7. Aug 27, 2009 at 10:35 AM
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    I use wood. A week before classes started I went wood hauling with my family (about 5 truck loads) in prepartion for the winter. Just cut the wood, light the wood, and through a grill on the fire.

    But if had to choose between charcoal or propane, I would use charcoal.
     
  8. Aug 27, 2009 at 10:36 AM
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    I use wood quite often myself. Mostly because I don't have a grill, but also because I love that nice rich oak taste.
     
  9. Aug 27, 2009 at 10:42 AM
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    Propane.

    "Taste the meat. Not the heat"

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Aug 27, 2009 at 10:51 AM
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    Natural gas!!!!! No propane tanks to haul back and forth!!!!!!!!! No charcoal mess to clean up!!!!!
     
  11. Aug 27, 2009 at 11:00 AM
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  12. Aug 27, 2009 at 11:07 AM
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    Charcoal!!!
    We all seem to agree that charcoal has the better flavor. So if you’re going to grill, might as well do it the right way. If I’m truly concerned with speed and convenience I would rather eat at a good steak or BBQ place than sacrifice the taste of what I am grilling at home.
    Besides waiting for the charcoal to be ready is half the fun of grilling…This is when all the good drinking and BSing happens…
     
  13. Aug 27, 2009 at 11:52 AM
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    I don't think there is a real difference in flavor if you know how to add the flavor to the gas grill. I can get plenty of smoke flavor by using a smoker box in the gas grill.


    If i am feeling lazy ill just use liquid smoke. I think liquid smoke is quite underrated.
     
  14. Aug 27, 2009 at 12:04 PM
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    :laugh:
     
  15. Aug 27, 2009 at 12:05 PM
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    HAhaahah!!!! Now thats some funny stuff right there!!!:laugh:
     
  16. Aug 27, 2009 at 12:12 PM
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    Shampoo is for cleaning your greasy ass hair. Conditioner is for restoring oils back to the fucker.

    Think de-greaser versus lubricant.
     
  17. Aug 27, 2009 at 12:13 PM
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    I agree. :)
     
  18. Aug 27, 2009 at 12:13 PM
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    Another case of one thing not ruling all occassions. Charcoal for quick stuff when you don't wanna chance running out of gas. Gas when charcoal or charcoal starter fluid use not lawful like in CA & wood for slow smoking. Depends on the situation, equipment on hand & what is is you're cooking. It's all good!
     
  19. Aug 27, 2009 at 1:15 PM
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    and cheaper!
     
  20. Aug 27, 2009 at 1:18 PM
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    propane is so easy, but nothing beats a charcoal grilled steak. sometimes i need to use some lighter fluid though,:D
     
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