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Charcoal or Propane?

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by CATCH17, May 5, 2008.

  1. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    I just bought a new grill and thought I would start a thread and let yall debate.

    So which is better?

    Charcoal or Propane?
  2. tomson75

    tomson75 Brain Dead Shill

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    If time isn't an issue, then its charcoal, by a mile.
  3. cbfan55

    cbfan55 Member

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    Its gotta be charcoal
  4. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    Propane is the best


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  5. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Propane just because of time.

    Walmart has them for $18 when you exchange your empty tank.

    I grill a mean angus burger that absolutely melts in your mouth.
  6. Duane

    Duane Active Member

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    :hammer:
  7. Danny White

    Danny White Winter is Coming

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    There was a great quote from the first season of King of the Hill when Hank is debating this question with his neighbor Khan:

    KHAN: I use mesquite, makes meat taste like smoke.

    HANK: I use propane, makes meat taste like... meat.

    :p:
  8. DA FAN

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    If time is not an issue, I'm cooking a lot (chicken,fajitas,sausage) or I'm cooking a brisket.

    Then I use one of the 2:

    1) mesquite
    2) charcoal


    If I want to grill something quick, I prefer propane.
  9. cbfan55

    cbfan55 Member

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    Angus Burgers all around on bdc!! :D
  10. Mavs Man

    Mavs Man All outta bubble gum

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    :laugh2:

    Perfect answer.
  11. Dallas

    Dallas Old bulletproof tiger

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    If you can't use charcoal then you shouldn't be BBQ'n.


    It ain't right.
  12. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    It depends on what I am cooking. Beef, chicken, or pork where I am basting the meat with BBQ sauce or marinade I prefer charcoal because I want to take my time cooking it and it adds more flavors. Shish kabobs or roasting corn or baked potatos, etc. I prefer propane. Same with hamburgers or hot dogs unless I am doing fancy hamburgers I will use propane. If I do ribs in tin foil I will use propane.
  13. DA FAN

    DA FAN Active Member

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    What if you're cooking TRIPAS? :eek: :D j/k.....
  14. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    Any Nathans hot dog fans in the house?

    Also whats your favorite kind of steak to just throw on the grill with no marinade or anything like say if you were camping?

    Also about how long does it take to cook a potato out on a grill?

    Im a noobie to this whole grilling thing but I think ill be an expert a couple months from now.
  15. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    I've had nathans a couple of times but after the first 60 they kind of lose their appeal. :D
  16. DA FAN

    DA FAN Active Member

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    Just recently tried Nathans and they were pretty good.

    Favorite steak is ribeye. Can't beat that.
  17. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    I've never cooked it on the grill.

    Yes, I do like menudo.
  18. DA FAN

    DA FAN Active Member

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    Good stuff, just had a bowl on Sunday..:)
  19. Sarge

    Sarge Red, White and Brew... Staff Member

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    :lmao2: :lmao2: :lmao2: ........ AND TRUE.
  20. DallasCowpoke

    DallasCowpoke Fierce Allegiance

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    I think you're making the common mistake of lumping BBQ, and grilling, into the same category.

    BBQ, is "low-n-slow", with the emphasis almost always being offset/indirect heat/smoke, and most assuredly unachievable with anything other than wood or charcoal.

    Grilling is high heat, usually done in 15-45 mins, over a direct heat-source, and in most cases, especially where the "backyard griller" is concerned, indiscernible by their palate.

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