Gas or Charcoal? How do you prepare your meat?

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Gas or Charcoal? How do you prepare your meat?

El-Jaro El-Jaro
Some people like to cook with propane (Butane is a bastard's gas). Some prefer the taste of charcoal instead. Which do you prefer?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Gimme gas! Propane tastes so clean.
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Gimme coal! Nothing beats the taste of charcoal.
Annemarie , MaryExy , Cedarlooman , ss143 , Kindred , ToyGurl , Kdlips , ToyTimeTim , Alan & Michele , Anjulie , Ansley , Novs , Waterfall , Lily Night , clp , AOutrajus , big b , froggiemoma , Eva Schwaltz , teeny <3 , 724-6924 , Gary , LikeSunshineDust , Yoda , B8trDude , That Man from Mars , sexyintexas , P'Gell , VieuxCarre , zensgirl10 , honeybee7484 , angel142stx , Liz2 , Ms. Spice , phunkyphreak , Beck , Diabolical Kitty , Lucky21 , Ghost , wetone123 , Peggi , aimtoplease , bdvnt , mpfm , unfulfilled , LilLostLenore , Tessa Taboo , kkross65 , LilMissSub , Hallmar82 , Jasco
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Either/Or! As long as my meat is well done, I'm done well!
El-Jaro , Jul!a , Ajax , Akira , cobiffle , CAKES , Kissaki , AOutrajus , Dude404 , Lummox , deletedacct , ichigostrawberry , kelaaa33wish , Wondermom , PiratePrincess , indiglo , beachluv51800 , js250 , Mew , Vanille , emilia , geliebt , Cookie Monster Mike , Iron Man
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Hold it over a big or walk it through a warm room...give it to me raw and wriggling!
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Total votes: 111 (96 voters)
Poll is closed
06/06/2011
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newlady newlady
My favourite method though, is meat cooked over a hardwood fire (maple,birch)! THAT is the BEST! We use a propane bbq at home and,when there's a fire ban, for camping... mmm... now I'm hungry...rats....
positive note: going camping next week for 5 days!
06/06/2011
newfoundlust newfoundlust
Quote:
Originally posted by El-Jaro
Some people like to cook with propane (Butane is a bastard's gas). Some prefer the taste of charcoal instead. Which do you prefer?
We switched to a Big Green Egg, which uses a special charcoal (burns to nothing and lasts forever). We will never go back to propane- we always hated that "gas" taste on the meat. With some of the special woods for flavor, it is like cooking over a real fire...Awesome!
06/06/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
I can appreciate the different flavors or lack thereof with different cooking methods. As long as the food is cooked well, I don't really care one way or the other.
06/06/2011
Ajax Ajax
I don't care one way or another, but everyone I know raves about charcoal.
06/06/2011
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Wood ... brats over willow twigs, venison burgers over apple wood ... most anything smoked with hickory and mesquite.

Gah. I miss real wood and real meat. We don't have either in Florida.

Anonymous Quote (which describes my father pretty well): "Just gimme the cow and a lit match to wave under it and I'll be fine."
06/06/2011
Annemarie Annemarie
I prefer charcoal for most things, but, gas is good when the cooking time in comparison with the prepping time is just inefficient. I'm looking at you hamburgers and hot dogs.

For quick picnics at the park or when you just really want a grilled hamburger asap, gas. For a steak, chicken, or anything else, charcoal.
06/06/2011
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
A propane grill that is tuned properly creates only heat - it should not affect the flavor of the food. The same is true for properly prepared charcoal. If there is a flavor effect from either, it would be caused by incomplete combustion or a dirty grates

If you want flavor other than the meat or seasonings on the meat, you can add wood chips to either propane or charcoal.
06/06/2011
MaryExy MaryExy
My dad likes his Big Green Egg with wood chips added.
06/06/2011
Cedarlooman Cedarlooman
I like the taste added by a good charcoal grill, but it is hard to beat the convenience of propane! I grill every chance I get, so I would be broke if I had to fill the grill with charcoal every time! I usually go through 2.5-3 grill tanks in a summer.
06/06/2011
ss143 ss143
Charcoal all the way
06/06/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
That last option is supposed to say "under a Bic", but Fidget got in the way when I was typing.

Anyone ever try pizza auf dem Grill?
06/06/2011
Kindred Kindred
I like it bloody rare. A cow with a fever is warmed enough for me to eat
06/06/2011
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Quote:
Originally posted by El-Jaro
That last option is supposed to say "under a Bic", but Fidget got in the way when I was typing.

Anyone ever try pizza auf dem Grill?
Not pizza, but we've done burritos on the grill.
06/06/2011
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
Neither. I George Forman my shit.
06/06/2011
cobiffle cobiffle
I dont care really as long as i have a good steak im happy
06/06/2011
Kdlips Kdlips
i love the taste of charcoal.
06/06/2011
Sex'и'Violence Sex'и'Violence
We use a gas grill and Blue rare is perfect for me!
06/06/2011
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Quote:
Originally posted by El-Jaro
That last option is supposed to say "under a Bic", but Fidget got in the way when I was typing.

Anyone ever try pizza auf dem Grill?
Oh ya, Woody's Pizza in Colorado has some of the best I have tried. Yummmmy! I tried it once with cheapy pizza and it worked ok.

Brats, dogs and burgers get the gas treatment. Backstraps, cow steaks and veggies get the charcoal. Medium rare for me.

All other meat gets smoked over apple wood or hickory.
06/06/2011
married with children married with children
my BBQ is natural gas. I am waiting to get some more land, then I will build a smoke house and have more room on a deck for a wood burning BBQ.
06/06/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
Quote:
Originally posted by ~LaUr3n~
Neither. I George Forman my shit.
...in any other context...

06/06/2011
Anjulie Anjulie
Quote:
Originally posted by Kdlips
i love the taste of charcoal.
same here
06/06/2011
CAKES CAKES
I use charcoal because I don't have a gas grill, but it really makes no difference to me.
06/06/2011
Jobthingy Jobthingy
Quote:
Originally posted by Kindred
I like it bloody rare. A cow with a fever is warmed enough for me to eat
HAHA! Gross!

I like it well and I dont care what kind of flame cooks it. In the building there is no fire allowed so I take it when I can get it.
06/06/2011
clp clp
Charcoal! Oh, now my mouth is watering...
06/06/2011
Sammi Sammi
I love having steaks cooked on a gas grill. But not cooked more than medium - I don't want it to moo when the fork goes in, but it better bleed
06/06/2011
big b big b
charcoal i like to smoke and slow cook
06/07/2011
froggiemoma froggiemoma
charcoal
06/07/2011
padmeamidala padmeamidala
Quote:
Originally posted by El-Jaro
Some people like to cook with propane (Butane is a bastard's gas). Some prefer the taste of charcoal instead. Which do you prefer?
We have a gas bbq that we use to prepare our meat or veggies and such. I can remember my Dad doing a lot of swearing about the charcoal grill we had and trying to bbq things in it.
06/07/2011
SexyLilPixi SexyLilPixi
I have a propane grill up on my deck, but I want a charcoal one so badly!
06/07/2011
Total posts: 76
Unique posters: 67