Grilling -- Charcoal or Propane gas... which do you use?

@zeloguy (4913)
United States
July 26, 2007 3:15pm CST
It's summer time here in the States and grilling is well under way in many households. What kind of heat do you use and why... do you use gas or do you use charcoal and why?
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• United States
26 Jul 07
personally we use charcoal. Mainly we use it because we got a grill given to us for free and it takes charcoal. Growing up my parents used propane. I feel that they both give a really distinct flavor. I like charcoal because it feels like you're eating food cooked over a campfire. Sometimes we use our charcoal grill to use smoked wood/hickory chips/maple chips/etc. I think a charcoal grill allows more versatility in the fuel you use. However, propane is a lot more clean burning.
@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
26 Jul 07
Can't agree with you more. Good post.
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@brimia (6584)
• United States
30 Jul 07
I won a portable propane grill a couple of years ago. It's clean, compact, and works well for us.
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@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
30 Jul 07
Great thing about gas is that it burns clean.
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@lightningMD (5932)
• United States
27 Jul 07
I prefer to use charcoal,I think it gives it a better flavor. I also might add a few wood chips to add flavor.
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@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
27 Jul 07
I am with you there... there is something about that smoky wood flavor that sets it apart from propane.
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• United States
3 Aug 07
I love charcoal by far..but i also have this awesome new gas grill i got a year ago..so for me its just faster i guess..but when we go to picnics and such i am always excited to see they used charcoal..aint nuttin better than that smell..and the taste on the burger or whatever yr cooking.i even grill in the winter lol
@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
3 Aug 07
Absolutely. Could not agree with you more.