Barbeque...

@howard96h (11658)
New York, New York
February 17, 2007 1:36pm CST
which do you prefer, charcoal or gas and why?
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16 responses
@missinghim (1339)
• United States
17 Feb 07
I think that I like charcoal better. I like the taste of it better. I put wood chips in there to keep the flames burning. I also like playing with the coals (stoking the flames)... just gives me something to do - keeps me busy.
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@howard96h (11658)
• New York, New York
17 Feb 07
They say the taste and smell is better. Thanks.
@design (848)
• Ireland
17 Feb 07
Have to agree with missinghim, charcoal definitely is the best, would like to know why all the large fancy looking ones are only gas and not charcoal, the charcoal ones here are quite small and just don't stand up to long in the wind.
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@howard96h (11658)
• New York, New York
17 Feb 07
I love the smell of a bbq.
@shrekk (561)
• Pakistan
22 Feb 07
Charcoal because I think its smoke has its special effects on the taste of the barbeque, and also,its kind of unique because of being slow and has a traditional touch to it
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@howard96h (11658)
• New York, New York
22 Feb 07
I agree with you, smokey and traditional, nothing beats an old fashioned grill. Thanks.
@mimatexas (1835)
• United States
17 Feb 07
I prefer charcoal. Food tastes better.
@howard96h (11658)
• New York, New York
17 Feb 07
And the smell. Hmmmmm.
@cheongyc (5075)
• Malaysia
22 Mar 08
I prefer charcoal. I think it's just different from using gas. The food smells better. Could be due to the extra ingredients from the ash LoL.
@howard96h (11658)
• New York, New York
23 Mar 08
Hahahaha I guess that's the secret ingredient that makes those burgers so good!
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@cheongyc (5075)
• Malaysia
23 Mar 08
LoL That's right. So remember to use charcoal for your barbecue.. I knew from my friend that the charcoal used for barbecue comes in several grade. The highest grade is the best one with minimum smoke and thus less likely to be choked by the smoke released. Many 5 stars hotel are using the highest grade charcoal for indoor barbecue due to this feature.
@howard96h (11658)
• New York, New York
23 Mar 08
I love the smell of charcoal at a BBQ. I live in a very big city, New York City so I never get to go to a BBQ. The only time I go to one is once a year when and if I can visit my brother who lives in Florida. Now I want a BBQ!!! LOL
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@dong1970 (1573)
• Philippines
24 Aug 08
Barbeque......yummy,i prefer to cook it in charcoal,mostly people here in my country using charcoal for barbeque.We have our own version of barbeque and we called it "INASAL".A city in the visayas region specialize in that kind of dish,the chicken barbeque thats so yummy.Im getting hungry(LOL)
@howard96h (11658)
• New York, New York
24 Aug 08
Oh you got me hungry too. Since I live in a big city I have no place to barbecue so how about I come over and I'll bring the chicken and potato salad and you supply the bbq grill and we'll have one ourselves? Hmmmmmmmm
@dong1970 (1573)
• Philippines
24 Aug 08
sure my friend...
@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
4 Apr 08
Hi howard, of course I prefer charcoal as the soft fire could really make the stuffs above it more tasty and truly give off the real attractive smell of the seasoned meat or others. Besides it is more hygienic as charcoal is a natural carbon. I believe natural fuel is much healthier and user friendly.
@howard96h (11658)
• New York, New York
4 Apr 08
Yes I agree and the smell is good too, it just seems to add something to the cooking. Thank you.
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@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
5 Aug 09
Charcoal is the only way to go after wood. Gas just isn't natural for grilling outside.
@howard96h (11658)
• New York, New York
6 Aug 09
Hi my friend, yes I too prefer charcoal especially love the smell of it burning.
@youless (94793)
• Guangzhou, China
24 Aug 08
Oh, I can't believe that this discussion was post two years ago:) I still like to respond to it. I like charcoal for barbecue because it seems safer than gas. Gas will have a harmful smell, I guess. I love China
@howard96h (11658)
• New York, New York
24 Aug 08
Yes, times flies when your having fun...I too love the smell of charcoal, I don't like the gas grills, they have their advantages but I prefer the charcoal.
@valeria1 (2723)
• United States
24 Aug 08
I can tell you for sure that the best barbecue that I tasted were done in charcoal! The best meat from Argentina and the best barbecue done in Brasil are done in charcoal. Electric is good in the cleaning part! LOL
@howard96h (11658)
• New York, New York
24 Aug 08
I agree Valeria the taste is different.
@habichuelo (3104)
• United States
21 Aug 08
i prefer charcoal because i can drop pieces of hard fat and make smell good and make the food taste good too,,,ohh the flavor of charcoal!!!mmmmmmm!!
@howard96h (11658)
• New York, New York
22 Aug 08
Hi my friend, Oh I too love the smell of the charcoal, I can sit there and just smell it, it does something special to the food. I am glad when ever I go to visit my brother in Florida he still uses charcoal, he loves the smell also.
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@millardos (408)
• France
23 Mar 08
i can't know which one do i prefer; cause i don't know anything about the barbecue but i do know about the mechui or what we call in english the lamb barbecue
@howard96h (11658)
• New York, New York
4 Apr 08
Hi Millardos, how do they cook the food? What kind of cooking device do they use?
@tsgirl01 (900)
• United States
19 Feb 07
I prefer charcoal. The food tastes better and I am afraid of gas. It just seems dangerous. I love the smell of a charcoal grill, it is easy to start the fire and I like to see the charcoal start turning orange.
@howard96h (11658)
• New York, New York
19 Feb 07
Yes, I agree. Now I am in the mood for a burger on a charcoal grill. Thanks.
@habichuelo (3104)
• United States
23 Apr 13
i prefer charcoal,,,because flavor taste better to ME than gas poisonus flavoring....true but real!!!!,,,,,gas can cause psqisofrenia the long run,,,,,LOL!!!
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
13 Sep 11
Hi, howards96h. I prefer the gas grill. I don't like to taste the charcoal after taste that is left on my food, especially with any chicken that I may eat. I don't like the woody taste, it tastes too burnt to me. If someone can cook it without it tasting like burnt charcoal, then I will be glad to eat it then.
@marcmm (1806)
• Malaysia
20 Jan 11
I will preferred to use charcoal if not wood. I just like the smoke taste which given by the charcoal or woods. With gas grill, we won't get that aroma which make barbecue such a delicious meal. Using a gas for me is just like using an oven. It look like a barbecue but the taste is not. So I will go with charcoal and wood for barbecue.
@jpso138 (7868)
• Philippines
6 Apr 09
Well in our case when we speak of barbecue it is always related with charcoal. I have never cooked any barbecue using other means except charcoal. I think when you are using charcoal, you bring out the best in barbecue as compared to cooking it with gas or other means. Perhaps the heat in charcoal is different and is somewhat ideal for barbecue cooking.