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  1. Pepiot

    Pepiot Yippee ki-yay...

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    Charcoal or gas, what say you? Any favorite recipe's for your favorite bbq foods?
     
  2. GreenDrake

    GreenDrake Rip Lips

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    Wood pellet. Traeger, indirect heat, convective cooking, juicy love in every bite.

    Favorite foods, baby backs and butts, brisket and Atomic Buffalo Turds.
     
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  3. 1811guy

    1811guy Formerly1811guy2

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    Charcoal and gas = grilling.

    BBQ is an entirely different process. I suppose one could use charcoal to BBQ, but I doubt it would taste very good.
     
  4. Pepiot

    Pepiot Yippee ki-yay...

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    Thanks for being an ***. It was a simple question. Guess I'm not a bbq snob like you. You know what I ment.
     
  5. 1811guy

    1811guy Formerly1811guy2

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    You will get over it.:wavey:
     
  6. boats1

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    True, this.
     
  7. chris in va

    chris in va

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    I don't think he was being an ***, just the truth.

    But anyhoo, I love the simplicity of a Weber charcoal using the chimney starter and mesquite chips.
     
  8. DR. HOUSE

    DR. HOUSE Everybody Lies

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    charcoal hands down. Better flavor.
     
  9. MtBaldy

    MtBaldy Obie Wan, RIP

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    Au contraire, most competition BBQ is cooked on charcoal and it turns out an excellent product especially if wood chunks are used for flavor. I use charcoal and wood and no one can say what I cook is not BBQ.

    Of course you do need something like this:

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  10. Hef

    Hef Stop Obammunism

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    I use a gas-fired smoker for bbq. Works great.
     
  11. 1811guy

    1811guy Formerly1811guy2

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    Yes - wood chunks. Just charcoal or gas won't taste as good, even with liquid smoke.
     
  12. 1811guy

    1811guy Formerly1811guy2

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    I admit, I am picky about my barbeque. My apologies for any offended.
     
  13. Twisted Steel

    Twisted Steel And Sex Appeal

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    Someone just revealed themselves to be a fraud.
     
  14. MtBaldy

    MtBaldy Obie Wan, RIP

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    Nah, he was ribbing me.
     
  15. scwine

    scwine ^%(#@$^!!!!!!!

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    Again,,,,

    Charcoal and/or gas=grilling

    For BBQ I like a mixture of Post Oak and Pecan wood. As of late I have liked Hickory as well.
     
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    for a smoker or grill, I use wood. Nothing beats wood and that includes gas or charcoal. Hickory or apple wood and sometimes a little mesquite.

    Only thing gas gives you is better control of heat and easy startup and cleanup. It does nothing for addition of flavor.
     
  17. MtBaldy

    MtBaldy Obie Wan, RIP

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    Honestly I've done butts with just charcoal and they're pretty good. Of course I use something like Royal Oak or Big Green Egg or even Cowboy which is nothing more than partially burned hard wood anyway.
     
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    Since I perceive that you are asking about 'grilling' I will offer my experience. Worth just what you are paying for it... :cool:

    I've never been able to get good results from grilling over propane. Maybe I buy cheap grills, or maybe it's just me. I always think that I can taste the difference, and so I go with charcoal.
    I've always envied the quickness and convenience of gas, but I've developed a pretty quick technique for starting the charcoal. I have a charcoal starting chimney (not sure what they are really called), and a propane burner handy on my back porch. I can start the charcoal over the propane in just a few minutes, and start heating up the grill.

    Next I'm going to learn to really BBQ...
     
  19. GreenDrake

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    I mix my pellets up, not a whole lot of difference in flavor notes unless you use mesquite. There are a lot of options out there for bbqs, I ditched my old Weber gas grill immediately after getting my Traeger Texas, sure it takes a little longer but that's the point. At 140 degrees the collagen in meat turns to a gel, when temps are too high, this liquifies and seeps out of the meat, losing flavor. If you want to get hooked on grilling, do a little taste test with friends who may have a wood pellet grill or wood fired grill, the taste is remarkably different. Many folks confuse searing with charring as well. Low and slow is where the love is. Using a pellet grill also offers a lot more convenience for set it and forget it, once you know your temps and times, they are almost idiot proof. Gas and charcoal offer a dry heat and if you are not careful, can overcook. A pellet grill can "hold" meat after it is done, I just set mine to smoke after I get my temp perfect, then again, I am seriously biased at this point, I cook on my Traeger five nights a week. There are loads of options like MAK, Green Mountain, Louisiana, Royall, and the list goes on. I have a bbq problem and I am not afraid to admit it. It's all good when creatures give their lives so you and I can partake in consuming them with smiles.
     
  20. BMPregler

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    Green Drake,

    I smoke quite a bit so I went down to look at the Traeger. I wasn't really impressed for what you got for $1000.00, I realize good equipment cost money, but the metal construction seemed kinda thin. How long have you had it and how is it holding up.

    Thanks

    BP