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Charcoal vs Gas

huskrthill

Crap
10 Year Member
I am sure we've talked about this before, but it's worth having a reminder from time to time. When I moved, I had to leave behind my trusty Weber charcoal grill. It was really, really old, but still performed like a champ. Unfortunately, we had to make room for more important things, such as the approximately 3,000 blankets my wife insists we need, or the 742,000 stuffed animals my children need. I suppose if I had more time I would have been able to find some room, but it is what it is. At least I got to keep my smokers.

As luck would have it, I found someone in the neighborhood that was looking to sell their Weber... identical to mine, just newer (no rotting wooden handles like mine had). I meant to send them a message to buy it, got distracted, and forgot about it. A few weeks later the post was bumped with a new price... $20. Seriously? Twenty bucks for a shiny, like-new Weber? Too good to be true, right?

It was for real. And it is beautiful. I made some burgers tonight over charcoal with a few chunks of hickory thrown in for good measure. Some melted pepperjack cheese and a soft bun toasted on the grill and I was in heaven.

Gas is sure nice for a quick cook, and I use that grill all the time. But there's really no beating charcoal if you have the time.
 

husker6

Winter is coming
10 Year Member
Totally agree. I just don't always have the patience for it. Trying to tell the wife that is a different story as we both know. ;)
 

HUSKER HOT SAUCE

Music Soothes My Soul
5 Year Member
I am sure we've talked about this before, but it's worth having a reminder from time to time. When I moved, I had to leave behind my trusty Weber charcoal grill. It was really, really old, but still performed like a champ. Unfortunately, we had to make room for more important things, such as the approximately 3,000 blankets my wife insists we need, or the 742,000 stuffed animals my children need. I suppose if I had more time I would have been able to find some room, but it is what it is. At least I got to keep my smokers.

As luck would have it, I found someone in the neighborhood that was looking to sell their Weber... identical to mine, just newer (no rotting wooden handles like mine had). I meant to send them a message to buy it, got distracted, and forgot about it. A few weeks later the post was bumped with a new price... $20. Seriously? Twenty bucks for a shiny, like-new Weber? Too good to be true, right?

It was for real. And it is beautiful. I made some burgers tonight over charcoal with a few chunks of hickory thrown in for good measure. Some melted pepperjack cheese and a soft bun toasted on the grill and I was in heaven.

Gas is sure nice for a quick cook, and I use that grill all the time. But there's really no beating charcoal if you have the time.
I had this talk, (argument) with my ex wife. She insisted that if charcoal was so good, why don't most restaurants use them. I told her she was nuts, she didn't agree, I bought the Weber. Later, she finally broke down and agreed with me.
 

Red_in_Blue_Land

Oh my!
5 Year Member
I am sure we've talked about this before, but it's worth having a reminder from time to time. When I moved, I had to leave behind my trusty Weber charcoal grill. It was really, really old, but still performed like a champ. Unfortunately, we had to make room for more important things, such as the approximately 3,000 blankets my wife insists we need, or the 742,000 stuffed animals my children need. I suppose if I had more time I would have been able to find some room, but it is what it is. At least I got to keep my smokers.

As luck would have it, I found someone in the neighborhood that was looking to sell their Weber... identical to mine, just newer (no rotting wooden handles like mine had). I meant to send them a message to buy it, got distracted, and forgot about it. A few weeks later the post was bumped with a new price... $20. Seriously? Twenty bucks for a shiny, like-new Weber? Too good to be true, right?

It was for real. And it is beautiful. I made some burgers tonight over charcoal with a few chunks of hickory thrown in for good measure. Some melted pepperjack cheese and a soft bun toasted on the grill and I was in heaven.

Gas is sure nice for a quick cook, and I use that grill all the time. But there's really no beating charcoal if you have the time.
Preach!
 

HuskerNCorpus

Heisman
10 Year Member
I actually think the taste difference is minimal, but I absolutely love the smell of a charcoal grill warming up. It makes the wait all worth it.
 
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Red Dead Redemption

Baba Yaga
5 Year Member
I am sure we've talked about this before, but it's worth having a reminder from time to time. When I moved, I had to leave behind my trusty Weber charcoal grill. It was really, really old, but still performed like a champ. Unfortunately, we had to make room for more important things, such as the approximately 3,000 blankets my wife insists we need, or the 742,000 stuffed animals my children need. I suppose if I had more time I would have been able to find some room, but it is what it is. At least I got to keep my smokers.

As luck would have it, I found someone in the neighborhood that was looking to sell their Weber... identical to mine, just newer (no rotting wooden handles like mine had). I meant to send them a message to buy it, got distracted, and forgot about it. A few weeks later the post was bumped with a new price... $20. Seriously? Twenty bucks for a shiny, like-new Weber? Too good to be true, right?

It was for real. And it is beautiful. I made some burgers tonight over charcoal with a few chunks of hickory thrown in for good measure. Some melted pepperjack cheese and a soft bun toasted on the grill and I was in heaven.

Gas is sure nice for a quick cook, and I use that grill all the time. But there's really no beating charcoal if you have the time.
 

PasadenaHusker

Just A Fan
5 Year Member
I am sure we've talked about this before, but it's worth having a reminder from time to time. When I moved, I had to leave behind my trusty Weber charcoal grill. It was really, really old, but still performed like a champ. Unfortunately, we had to make room for more important things, such as the approximately 3,000 blankets my wife insists we need, or the 742,000 stuffed animals my children need. I suppose if I had more time I would have been able to find some room, but it is what it is. At least I got to keep my smokers.

As luck would have it, I found someone in the neighborhood that was looking to sell their Weber... identical to mine, just newer (no rotting wooden handles like mine had). I meant to send them a message to buy it, got distracted, and forgot about it. A few weeks later the post was bumped with a new price... $20. Seriously? Twenty bucks for a shiny, like-new Weber? Too good to be true, right?

It was for real. And it is beautiful. I made some burgers tonight over charcoal with a few chunks of hickory thrown in for good measure. Some melted pepperjack cheese and a soft bun toasted on the grill and I was in heaven.

Gas is sure nice for a quick cook, and I use that grill all the time. But there's really no beating charcoal if you have the time.
I have a Char Griller double barrel with the side fire box and love it. I only use the gas side during the week when I don't have the proper amount of time to use the charcoal side.
 

husker6

Winter is coming
10 Year Member
I am sure we've talked about this before, but it's worth having a reminder from time to time. When I moved, I had to leave behind my trusty Weber charcoal grill. It was really, really old, but still performed like a champ. Unfortunately, we had to make room for more important things, such as the approximately 3,000 blankets my wife insists we need, or the 742,000 stuffed animals my children need. I suppose if I had more time I would have been able to find some room, but it is what it is. At least I got to keep my smokers.

As luck would have it, I found someone in the neighborhood that was looking to sell their Weber... identical to mine, just newer (no rotting wooden handles like mine had). I meant to send them a message to buy it, got distracted, and forgot about it. A few weeks later the post was bumped with a new price... $20. Seriously? Twenty bucks for a shiny, like-new Weber? Too good to be true, right?

It was for real. And it is beautiful. I made some burgers tonight over charcoal with a few chunks of hickory thrown in for good measure. Some melted pepperjack cheese and a soft bun toasted on the grill and I was in heaven.

Gas is sure nice for a quick cook, and I use that grill all the time. But there's really no beating charcoal if you have the time.
Back on topic... I like oak myself but hickory is nice
 

Smoker

Ed Force One
5 Year Member
I had this talk, (argument) with my ex wife. She insisted that if charcoal was so good, why don't most restaurants use them. I told her she was nuts, she didn't agree, I bought the Weber. Later, she finally broke down and agreed with me.
Ex wife, agreeing? That's rare,
 
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