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Poll. Propane vs. Charcoal what say you and why.

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Poll: Propane vs. Charcoal Grilling (31 member(s) have cast votes)

Which do you prefer and why?

  1. Propane (4 votes [12.90%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 12.90%

  2. Charcoal (27 votes [87.10%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 87.10%

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#1 Scoville DeVille

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 10:21 AM

I am just curious about why you prefer Charcoal or Propane.

For Grilling. Not Smoking.

Edited by Scoville DeVille, 28 February 2017 - 11:04 AM.

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 10:36 AM

I use both and for different reasons. For faster cooks and weather issues, propane. When I want to hang outside in the nice weather I prefer charcoal or any time I want slow and low or that nice wood flavor.

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 10:40 AM

I normally use my charcoal grill for beef such as hamburgers and steaks.

I use my propane grill for most other items such as chicken, pork chops and fish.



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Posted 28 February 2017 - 11:01 AM

Sorry but I have no vote for the poll. I use a propane grill for quick cooks. When I use the smoker I burn some charcoal but mostly red oak and pecan.

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 11:01 AM

I actually prefer wood, but charcoal  because of taste I think it was a softer touch to the food.

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 11:13 AM

I voted charcoal because I prefer the flavor that burning wood imparts to food.  No issue with gas grills though - for time/money and ease of use they can't be beat.  

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 12:18 PM



WOOD  :)

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 12:23 PM

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 12:34 PM

Charcoal. I enjoy the process of lighting the chimney, prepping while the coals ignite, and the flavor.


I will use propane to be quick for something like a chicken breast but I prefer not to.

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 01:54 PM

I use both and also wood, a majority of time its just propane as there is no time involved..... just flip the burners and you're cooking.  If I can plan far enough ahead of course it will be charcoal or wood. 

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 02:03 PM

I am all about charcoal when I have time and weather on my side....also depends on what I am cooking....if I am cooking for myself ...I am not going to spend an hour getting charcoal all fired up to cook a couple burgers......when it s 40 below out its gasser time and I cook from the kitchen window.....When I am cooking steak it will always be on charcoal regardless of the weather.......all being said....it has to be pretty crappy out for me to gas it.

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 02:34 PM

Charcoal 4 lyfe.
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Posted 28 February 2017 - 02:48 PM

This is a good topic. I voted charcoal but it's much more complicated than that.

My overall preference is seasoned mesquite or other local hardwoods but it's getting harder to come by in large amounts, charcoal is next best thing.


I usually get a new propane rig every 3-4 years. The burners last about a year and the cost of replacement burners are not much different than a new grill so then I yank them out and start burning charcoal. Once in a while I get my hands on real wood and will burn that but mesquite burns hot and if/when I'm not careful enough I end up warping and/or melting my grill and eventually need a new setup. Someday I'll just build me a stone grilling pit but that day hasn't come yet.



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Posted 28 February 2017 - 03:01 PM

Lump charcoal for grilling .

I do a lot of winter grilling and winter grilling with propane just sucks. the cold temps mean lowered output pressure from the tank, lower flame/heat. When outside temps are good, even a high output propane burner can't touch the radiant infrared output of lump, unless you get into really high end infrared sear burner units.

Edited by Ashen, 28 February 2017 - 03:03 PM.

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 03:22 PM

Charcoal...for the flavor it imparts on food..hard to duplicate imho.

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 05:17 PM

As already said by so many on here, charcoal is my preference when i have the time and if the weather is decent. If it is the weekend i try and use charcoal no matter what unless it's terrible weather and during the week it will usually be gas. Like a few others have said though it depends on what it is, burgers and steaks definitely charcoal if possible, chicken and such gas doesn't make much of a difference to me. Smoking will always be charcoal with some flavored wood chunks. 

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 05:27 PM


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Posted 28 February 2017 - 07:14 PM

i gota go with charcoal... there is just something so poetic about cooking plants and animals by burning the ancient remains of dead plants and animals.

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 07:32 PM

     Charcoal. Unless I don't have time to grill properly. Then I don't grill.

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 07:36 PM

I don't see a propane hook-up on the wheelbarrow, so I gotta with charcoal

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