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Old 05-07-2011, 09:50 PM   #21
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I use lump charcoal in my charcoal grill that was made, and assembled in the usa. its Red and black and got it at home depot spring of 09 for $40. I cook year round.

Weber is now made in mexico btw. Just look at the box at home depot.
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Old 05-07-2011, 10:58 PM   #22
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Briquettes and a classic Weber Kettle!

You've got to use those vents correctly for a great smoke flavor.
I agree, any other way isn't actually grilling. Gas is for girls.
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real wood fire only. oak, maple, alder, or miscellaneous fruit wood off the ranch. gas is not barbeque!
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We bar-b-que year round. You guys fire up the grill starting in spring? or go year round also?

Last year I asked the same question about gas or charcoal. I gotta say, imho, briquettes are far better. Better heat control, better taste. Maybe it's just in the head.

Typically I grill year round. Last year not so much though. Currently using propane because we live on the third floor. It's against the law to use briquettes on the decks of multi-family buildings unless it's on the first floor.

I am a briquette guy my beer chicken doesn't taste right with out that smokey briquette taste.
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Three words: Big Green Freakin Egg! A little pricey, but if you like to grill, you will fall in love with the thing! Once you figure out how to regulate the heat, it makes smoking or grilling so easy. Lump charcoal only!
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Or if you prefer an American product look at Primo.
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I have 3 charcoal and a gas that I use mainly for rotisserie...

I love my rotisserie...
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I don't have a grill... apartment living. woo...

When I did, I used propane.... because... that's what my family always used.
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Or if you prefer an American product look at Primo.
Hey what kind of beer do you drink when using a Primo BBQ?
http://www.primobeer.com/homePage.aspx
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I learned to grill with charcoal. As time went by and there was never enough of it, I switched to propane. But after a few years of that, I fell in with a couple of died in the wool wood burners, and that's been my preferred method ever since.

Wood takes even more time and care than charcoal, but the results are worth it.

Besides, singing and telling lies around the old propane grill just doesn't have the same magic as doing it around a good old wood fire.
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I go both ways. Because of legal requirements, I have to use propane on my wood deck, but can use charcoal on the ground level patio.

On the deck, I use a Weber Q "portable" grill with wheels that is over 90# of cast metal (aluminum and iron). It is good, quick and easy for a lot of burgers or a quick meal at -10F since it is handy and can put out a hot of heat. The disabvantage is the venting is not great and if you get it hot (500 - 800F) you cannot cool it down, so you have creep up slowly if you want slow or indirect cooking. It is great to fire it up for 10 minutes and get a 2" steak off seared quickly.

On the lower level, I use my old Brinkman when I have time and want to cook/smoke low and slow. I have even tried using electric under wood instead of the traditional soaked wood with charcoal and the results being surprisingly good.

The location of the deck grill and less snow depth make the deck unit the most used and I am still learning how to control the heat the monster will put out. In the warm weather, the patio with chairs and a better view (also more privacy) gets a lot of use if there is time to appreciate it.

I have this grill and dont care for it. steaks come out like crap no matter what i do... although for tailgating and boating it is deff. worth the money.

Charcoal is great and adds flavor but gas is much easier to smoke on and maintain the temperature. Just set the dial and then i can focus my attention on the blender
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Propane is too easy, if you dont drink at least a 6 pack you aint grillin.
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i've never cooked with petroleum products before. do you baste your meat with 90 weight gear oil or other petroleum based sauces?
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Hey what kind of beer do you drink when using a Primo BBQ?
http://www.primobeer.com/homePage.aspx
I lived in Hawaii in the 70's, and back then, Primo was made on the mainland, and loaded with so many preservatives and such that it was quite nasty...it'd give you the shytz like nothing else.
I hear that it's made on the islands now. I hope it's better than it was back then.
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I lived in Hawaii in the 70's, and back then, Primo was made on the mainland, and loaded with so many preservatives and such that it was quite nasty...it'd give you the shytz like nothing else.
I hear that it's made on the islands now. I hope it's better than it was back then.
havn't tried itnever liked itthat's why they went under I guess
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I've got two gas grills,two charcoal grills, electric smoker and charcoal smoker.

The one I use the most is my Weber Kettle 22-1/2'' For most of our average size meals.

Then I have my newest addition......For larger meals......The Weber 27-1/2''........My dream grill. When I first saw it I knew I had to have it.

Charcoal is way easier in the long run to use.Just dump out the ashes and your ready to go. You can shut the vents to smother out the hot coals and get a second burn on them. You don't get that grease buildup and grease fires like a gas grill. The dreaded dreaded ''time to clean the gas grill'' bulls**t job we all love.

Starting the charcoal couln't be any easier. Just dump it in the chimney, light a Diamond firestick under it, go prepare your meat,drink a beer, start cooking. Half hour tops.just figure that time in your meal planning.

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I like charcoal, just because of the taste and that's how my father used to grill when I was growing up.
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What's on the menu this weekend?

I'm smoking center cut pork chops. I brined them overnight in cider vin.,apple juice, sea salt, peppercorns and lime slices.

I'll most likely finish them on my propane () grill with a little bbque sauce.

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