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View Poll Results: Gas or charcoal?
Gas (Propane, LP, etc.) 31 35.23%
Charcoal (Lump, briquette, etc.) 57 64.77%
Voters: 88. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-01-2008, 07:25 PM   #1
Jul 2007
Flourtown, Pennsylvania
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If you could ONLY choose one for all your outdoor cooking needs, which would it be?
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Old 03-01-2008, 08:07 PM   #2
For the love of beer!
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Have a beer on me.

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Old 03-01-2008, 08:12 PM   #3
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Nov 2007
Grand Ledge, Mich
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Ed Worts Pics pretty much sums up my opinion, but also Ill say Charcoal has a way better flavor.

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Old 03-01-2008, 08:37 PM   #4
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Nov 2007
Southeastern US
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Re: Edwort's photos - nice. I've cooked fish on the grill but never like in the photo. Need to try that. Nice part is, I'll get two 'cause my wife and daughter will probably back out ("euhhh, it has eyeeeees"). My son, on the other hand, will not be deterred.

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Old 03-01-2008, 08:41 PM   #5
Feb 2006
San Antonio, Texas
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I can't vote, I use both. It depends on what I'm cooking and how long I have.
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Old 03-02-2008, 01:12 AM   #6
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Sep 2005
West Monroe, Louisiana
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I put propane, but only under protest. Charcoal tastes much better, and, IMHO, is easier to cook with. Gas is just so much more cheaper, convenient and cleaner that it unfortunately is just no contest. I occasionally will fire up my little Smokey Joe with charcoal, though.

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Old 03-02-2008, 01:21 AM   #7
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Jul 2006
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I voted charcoal. As soon as I have the means to buy a Big Green Egg and a porch on which to put it, I'm getting one!
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Old 03-02-2008, 02:07 AM   #8
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Mar 2006
Sierra Vista, AZ
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ive been rockin a charcoal grill for 4 summers now.

Been thinking about trying to make one by cutting a sanke keg in half.

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Old 03-02-2008, 02:12 AM   #9
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Sep 2007
Dexter, MI, Michigan
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Gas in nice if you're in a hurry, but if I had to pick one, it would be lump charcoal.


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Old 03-02-2008, 02:49 AM   #10
...My Junk is Ugly...
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Jan 2007
St. Louis, MO
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I grill 5 nights a week.

Not only is it's a natural gas line from the house.

No refills.

No clean up.

No second thoughts about running out half way through a $30 batch of Ribeyes.

Now and again, I'll throw in a foil pouch filled with soaked mesquite to get a nice smoke bite to my salmon or pork tenderloins.

I do intend to invest in a big green egg soon for those all day smoked meat recipes...ala EdWort.

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