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Old 06-20-2012, 02:01 AM   #21
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The flavor of gas would be like having a picnic at a truck stop. Charcoal is only wood that has already been used. The only way to cook is to burn cured hard wood down to the white and then cook.
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Shh, that's breaking guy code.

For me, It's all or nothing. Weber is what I usually use, but for flavor you can't beat real wood. Real wood doesn't come in a bag in perfect little nuggets. A week and a half ago I cooked tilapia, a chicken, and some new York strips over apple wood that was a little green still... Lots of smoke
When I get to buying a house and a bigger grill, wood is going to be the cooking medium. People at the apartment frown when I even use smoking chips.
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i use a weber performer2 http://www.weber.com/explore/grills/performer-series/performer-2.

propane should only ever be used to start the charcoal. just pour some briquettes in the charcoal baskets, turn on the propane with the coals over the flame, go inside prep the food, food prep done come back out move charcoal baskets where you want. turn the gas off, put the food on the grill and cook.

doesnt get any easier. ease of gas starting great charcoal flavor

gas grills i might as well use the broiler in my stove tastes the same
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Brinkman smokenpit and a stainless 7 burner propane. Depending on cooking style, time available, amount of beer available ...
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If i was to ever use propane...it would be strickland propane
Taste the meat.. not the heat.
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The gas grill was retired years ago. Strictly charcoal/wood or the Traeger smoker, with the preference going to the Traeger. The Weber is for when we are in a hurry, or if that isn't quick enough it goes in the oven. Propane grills suck unless you use wood chips to get some smoke and they only suck a little bit less then.

Traegers are the best, the base model comes with a three position thermostat (smoke, medium and high I think) or there is an accessory thermostat that you can fine-tune as you like. I have the 3-position one and it works fine for me. You can also get any wood pellets you want in 20# bags, apple, alder, oak, mesquite, whatever floats your boat.
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I like to taste my food not what I use to cook it. $100 says I can make a better steak on my gas grill than you canon. Charcoal grill. I use charcoal to get the fire going for soaking then. Use wood to soak. For normal every day cook which I do a lot of gas is the way. I dont want to mess with ashes every day.
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Charcoal always
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I had cooked on charcoal for 25+ yrs and still do on the smoker but I recently bought a radiant heat gas and I really like it . Its quick , food tastes great , and the wife does a damn good job with steaks on it . She would burn the piss out of them with charcoal
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I had cooked on charcoal for 25+ yrs and still do on the smoker but I recently bought a radiant heat gas and I really like it . Its quick , food tastes great , and the wife does a damn good job with steaks on it . She would burn the piss out of them with charcoal
Wait. You just admitted on a public forum that your wife does the cooking on the grill. Is that allowed?
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