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Old 10-15-2007, 01:11 AM   #11
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I have both and I agree with many of the previous comments...charcoal is the go-to unless I am looking for minimum time required or want to keep churning out burgers and dogs at will, all day long.

Tonights dinner of short ribs on the charcoal grill with hickory smoking chips was just fantastic!

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Old 10-15-2007, 05:18 AM   #12
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I only have Charcoal, by choice. I don't mind a 20 minute wait. I'm prepping stuff or getting changed from work anyway.

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Old 10-15-2007, 05:21 AM   #13
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Geebus, Ed you hedonistic bugger, cut it out! Everytime I see that egg of yours I get all carnivorous. Between that and the keezer posts, you just might find a doe-eyed little Fingers curled up on your doorstep one morning. You're not allowed to bait us you know!

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Old 10-15-2007, 05:22 AM   #14
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I use propane for my day to day grilling. But when it comes to smoking I use charcoal and wood chips.

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Old 10-15-2007, 05:25 AM   #15
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Ed, how do you manage the heat on one of those.

With my grill I have 4 ways.

1. Time after lighting the coal
2. Hight of the fire basket from the fixed grill (adjustable)
3. Distance from the coal. (Big grill so I can cook away from the fire)
4. Lid up or down.

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Old 10-15-2007, 05:32 AM   #16
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Charcoal with Mesquite , I wont grill any other way.

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Old 10-15-2007, 05:47 AM   #17
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I have both charcoal and propane. 1 large propane bi-level grill, 1 weber 18.5 kettle, and 1 Weber Smokey Mountain Smoker. I use the kettle grill FAR more than anything else. For 4 or less people, this grill will do anything you need. IMHO, charcoal isn't a PITA, and the flavor is always better. I have a smoker box in the propane grill and it still isn't as good.

The trick is to use a chimney starter, with the paper from the charcoal bag itself. As you use the coals from the bag, tear strips off the excess. Using this coal-dusted paper, I get it started the first time, every time, and there's no bag to throw away. While waiting for the coals to completely fire, I prep the meat/veggies etc. You can mix lump/briquet charcoal to adjust your heat as well. I actually recycle the unused charcoal between cooks, and I think the coals start quicker this way.

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Old 10-15-2007, 10:22 AM   #18
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I do charcoal, gas, and wood. Depends on what I'm cooking and what mood I'm in.

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Old 10-15-2007, 10:43 AM   #19
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Charcoal all the way!

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Old 10-15-2007, 10:57 AM   #20
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Charcoal!! I have a gas grill and a smoker but I never use them. I bought a 55 gallon barrel grill home made by a local welder. This thing is real well made, and I bought it for $150.00 delivered. I saw him driving down the highway with a small trailer loaded with grills and had catch up to him and get his phone number.

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