Grilling Question - Gas or Charcoal or Wood?

Discussion in 'The Coffee Shop ~ Chit Chat' started by ChevyFan, Jul 4, 2014.

  1. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan The Sheriff Staff Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    What is everyone grilling? Check out my gas-to-charcoal topic on here to see my dilemma. We're about to throw steaks on the grill.

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    I'm grilling with Stubb's 100% all natural bar-b-q charcoal briquettes ... and sweet 'n smoky wild cherry bits. Smells awesome before we've even got the food on there.
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  2. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan The Sheriff Staff Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Here is how the food looked after the fact, by the way.

  3. BornAgainBiker55

    BornAgainBiker55 Rockstar 100 Posts

    oh that looks so freakin good. Should NOT have looked at that before lunch...
    I usually use a propane grill because I got it for free and it's nice for a fast easy burger. I have a charcoal grill I save for "nicer" dinners on a weekend.
    My favorite, though, is my friends smoker. I am saving up to buy one... my grill may hardly be used again :)
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  4. McClintoc

    McClintoc ɹoʇɐɹǝpoɯ Staff Member 3 Years 1000 Posts

    Daaaaaang, that looks tasty!

    I prefer gas as it's quick and easy. The one time I tried to use charcoal, I just about burned off my face...literally. I didn't account for the wind and had a fireball engulf my face. Burned off my eyebrows at least, lol!

    Also, Stubb's makes some good BBQ sauce.
  5. JnBama

    JnBama Rockstar 4 Years 500 Posts

    Charcoal and wood for me, one 4th July trying to light on my dad's rusty gas grill flames blew out the bottom burning my hand and hair off my arm. My bro inlaw has a smoker with flu in the middle that he rarely uses, maybe leave it with me when he retires and moves back to Iowa
  6. JimmyA

    JimmyA Rockstar 4 Years 100 Posts

    Take the foil away from the coals as it will melt! If I am "Smoking", it's all wood (red oak for heat) and flavored wood depending on what I'm cooking IE pecan, mesquite, cherry or applewood for smoke. On the grill, I'm a charcoal guy with wood chunks for flavor.
  7. BornAgainBiker55

    BornAgainBiker55 Rockstar 100 Posts

    rumor has it you can use those wood chips with propane, has anyone actually tried that?
  8. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan The Sheriff Staff Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Asking this again before labor day.
  9. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan The Sheriff Staff Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

  10. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator Staff Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    I have gas, charcoal, and a smoker with a side barrel fire box. The smoker gets used the most with Royal oak natural lump charcoal and different wood depending on what I am smoking like apple wood for pork. The charcoal grill gets used more than the gas grill. I really only use the gas grill for emergencies. I use a charcoal chimney to start my coals, it has me up and going in 15 minutes and I dont need lighter fluid. This year my 3 young sons and I have probably smoked 30 racks of ribs a few pork shoulders and a brisket all for consumption by my family of 5 . My smoker is a charbroil that I bought at home depot 7 years ago. Bass pro has the smoker I would love to own but it is $1400.
    This is what a charcoal chimney looks like

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