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Are you BBQing this weekend

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  1. Pull & Mark

    Pull & Mark Well-Known Member

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    I was just thinging about grilling this weekend. I have a nice gas grill that cooks up pretty nice, but my neighbor across the street started already and uses a charcoal fire. This reminded me of my younger days and the small cast iron Habachi grill I used to use. Boy did that old thing make some great tasting steaks for just the two of us!!! I miss that old grill!!! And still did OK when all the whole gang came over and we played Poker all night as well. What kind of grill do you have now. Gas or Charcoal and why??? I guess I'm just to lazy these days, and have the gas, but thinking about going back to Charcoal but wondering if I should??? Happy 4th of July to all. I'm going to break some clays tomorrow and grill some food on Sunday. Life can be good!!! Break-em all. Jeff
     
  2. BDodd

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    To me, the charcoal treatment results in much better results and that's caused me to toss the worn out gas grill and go back to the ol' Webber kettle. Take a bit more time to start but far more even in temps and superior flavors. Doing a prime rib backed by a big and bold Amador Zinfandel for guests right soon......breakemall.....Bob Dodd
     
  3. GW22

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    I'm totally loyal to Weber grills because they are top-quality and cook more evenly than others. But last summer I went over to my brother in-law's for an evening cookout and watched as he pounded a steel rod into the ground right beside his little fire pit. Then he slid a cantilevered grate down onto the rod, adjusted it to the proper height, and cooked me one of the best steaks I've ever had -- right over the campfire. Just goes to show -- as with trap shooting, you don't need fancy equipment if you've got well-honed skills!

    -Gary
     
  4. Bisi

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    I've got a natural gas grill. I like it because when I use it I just go out and strike a match and I'm ready to go.

    I have a friend who will only cook on charcoal. Better taste, I asked him? That, plus it gives you more time to drink beer while yo wait for the charcoal to burn down.

    Isn't that reason enough?
     
  5. ric3677

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    I use the "Big Green Egg"

    It uses Lump Charcoal. No Kingsford...nadda.

    As you can see by the pic....it works.

    Rick in Mt.
     
  6. Setterman

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    Holland Grill.....the best. Burgers, brats, and most meats require 20 minutes /flip/another 20 minutes. Slow cooking. I can set my watch and mow lawn while grilling.
     
  7. dave-320c

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    Love my Big Green Egg.

    Slow or fast, or in between.

    The best.

    Dave
     
  8. Royce10

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    Rick, I hope that also has a burglar alarm attached to those wires. Yummy!
     
  9. no5shooter

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    Yup, and a Weber it is. The charcoal just makes an old dead cow taste better than gas can. Plus, I totally agree with the time factor, while you wait for the charcoal to get up to temp you can have another glass of whatever it is you're drinking. This is supposed to be a relaxing activity, right?
     
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    I have both, and a smoker. I believe charcoal(real 100% wood) does a much better job, but sometimes a guy gets in a hurry. I believe the best grills in the country are made right here in Kalamazoo, but they are a bit rich for my blood. They go up to $15,000 or more. For about 160k they will set a guy up with the ultimate outdoor kitchen.
     
  11. ric3677

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    Royce,

    I'm a trapper. I have several 12 ga shotguns, and more ammo than I can shoot up in a year. Who's gonna try and rob me while I sit and watch the egg cook? (More time to drink wine.)

    Happy 4th to all

    Rick in Mt.
     
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    ...Thru the years I have tried them all. The best outdoor cooker I ever had was the Big Green Egg..Uses very little charcoal--cooks evenly.. Finally broke it-Great cooker....SMOKIT
     
  13. W.P.T.

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    I have 3 different grills, Charcoal (Hibatchi), gas, and Solaire (Infrared) ... I cannot tell the difference between the gas and charcoal grill taste wise but the Solaire is fast and does a nice even searing of the meat, works fantastic on veggies, Kabobs etc ... Nothing tastes like something made on a grill, no matter what kind it is ... I did some bacon on the grill which I had never tried before, it was fantastic ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  14. ric3677

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    Just got done eating dinner. Three of the best rib steaks I have had in a long time. Twice baked spuds cooked on the egg and salad with three kinds of peppers and strawberrys and carmalized pecans. Still stuffed.

    Happy 4th to all.

    Rick in Mt.
     
  15. Catpower

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    I have both gas and wood/charcoal, the gas grille is a Falcon my Dad bought in 1966, it has been rebuilt a few times, but is still one of the best grilles I've ever used, and the smoker/grille I built in the shop a few years ago after I bought my first plasma cutter, made it out of 7 ga cold rolled steel, got carried away, with it you could cook a half of a steer on it but is a great cooker, wish I would have made th fire box a little higher off the ground though, my old knees are getting a little stiff, but it churns out some damn good BBQ
     
  16. Pull & Mark

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    Vern, I hope your daughter wasn't home when you used her doll!!! It was your daughters wasn't it!!! LMAO We sure cooked up some good steaks last night. I just had to install my back-up tank of gas, so I guess it'll be awhile before I convert back to charcoal!!! But I do miss the taste Kingsford on the grill as it were. Now where on earth can I get one of those old fashion cast iron Habatchi's that last forever and a day!!!. Break-em all. Jeff
     
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