Grilling Over Gas Is Objectively, Scientifically Better Than Grilling Over Charcoal.

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    Jul 07, 2013 6:55 PM GMT
    http://www.wired.com/opinion/2013/07/gas-grilling-is-objectively-scientifically-better-than-charcoal/

    On the other hand...

    http://www.wired.com/opinion/2013/07/charcoal-grilling-is-objectively-scientifically-better-than-gas/
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    Jul 07, 2013 9:05 PM GMT
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    Jul 08, 2013 1:07 PM GMT
    I think charcoal grilling tastes better, but I prefer the convenience of gas. Since I don't grill very often, and I only cook for myself, I bought a small, stainless steel portable grill from a big box home improvement store, and I use it with a pair of cast iron Mangrates.
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    Jul 09, 2013 2:04 AM GMT
    paradox saidI think charcoal grilling tastes better, but I prefer the convenience of gas. Since I don't grill very often, and I only cook for myself, I bought a small, stainless steel portable grill from a big box home improvement store, and I use it with a pair of cast iron Mangrates.

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    Jul 09, 2013 2:28 AM GMT
    Charcoal is superior to gas, but it's a pain in the neck to clean up.
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    Nov 09, 2013 2:19 AM GMT
    paradox saidI think charcoal grilling tastes better, but I prefer the convenience of gas. Since I don't grill very often, and I only cook for myself, I bought a small, stainless steel portable grill from a big box home improvement store, and I use it with a pair of cast iron Mangrates.


    Update: I recently replaced the conventional gas grill with a similar sized Solaire portable infrared gas grill, and the difference is huge. The Solaire's ceramic burner heats up to over a thousand degrees in three minutes; the Mangrates on the old grill take a half hour to warm up, and they only get to 700 degrees. The intensity of the Solaire's heat makes steak taste like it does in a steakhouse, and it only takes two minutes per side to cook 'em the way I like. It makes a far better steak, in less time, with a fraction the amount of gas.
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    Nov 09, 2013 2:37 PM GMT
    Charcoal tastes better. Period.
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    Nov 09, 2013 2:56 PM GMT
    Depends on what your cooking IMO, but charcoal definitely adds more character. And you can mix up your "smoke" by adding wood chips (and there's lots of woods to explore which will give you different flavors).

    I like both.
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    Nov 11, 2013 1:18 PM GMT
    PrickleyHeat saidCharcoal tastes better. Period.


    I don't disagree, but a gas grill that heats up to charcoal temperature in 3 minutes is vastly more convenient. Period.
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    Nov 11, 2013 1:45 PM GMT
    paradox said
    PrickleyHeat saidCharcoal tastes better. Period.


    I don't disagree, but a gas grill that heats up to charcoal temperature in 3 minutes is vastly more convenient. Period.


    can you give me any more info on the small infrared grill you have? i may be able to use something like that on my boat. or on the patio. or, well, any where.
    thanks.
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    Nov 11, 2013 3:19 PM GMT
    Grilling Over Gas Is Objectively, Scientifically Better Than Grilling Over Charcoal.

    The key word that's missing is "subjectively". My late partner, who was a wonderful cook, declined my offer of a gas grill for him in favor of charcoal, for the flavor. I subsequently learned how to cook on it myself, and could actually do better on the Weber kettle than I could with the kitchen oven.
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    Nov 11, 2013 5:11 PM GMT
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    As a guy who's had both - gas & charcoal (Lynx and Weber) I actually like the old Weber a bit better, believe it or not. I've got more years' experience with the old Weber and I like the charcoal method better than guessing the temp. with gas.
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    Nov 11, 2013 6:42 PM GMT
    HEBREWMAN said
    paradox said
    PrickleyHeat saidCharcoal tastes better. Period.


    I don't disagree, but a gas grill that heats up to charcoal temperature in 3 minutes is vastly more convenient. Period.


    can you give me any more info on the small infrared grill you have? i may be able to use something like that on my boat. or on the patio. or, well, any where.
    thanks.


    http://www.rasmussen.biz/grills/portG.html
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    Nov 12, 2013 12:33 AM GMT
    paradox said
    HEBREWMAN said
    paradox said
    PrickleyHeat saidCharcoal tastes better. Period.


    I don't disagree, but a gas grill that heats up to charcoal temperature in 3 minutes is vastly more convenient. Period.


    can you give me any more info on the small infrared grill you have? i may be able to use something like that on my boat. or on the patio. or, well, any where.
    thanks.


    http://www.rasmussen.biz/grills/portG.html


    thanks for the information. i have a weber that i absolutely love along with a calphalon gas grill. what i would eventually like to get is the weber charcoal grill with propane igniter.

    http://www.amazon.com/Weber-1481001-Performer-Platinum-Charcoal/dp/B0098HR1I0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1384216284&sr=8-1&keywords=weber+platinum+charcoal+grill
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    Nov 12, 2013 12:42 AM GMT
    Grilling directly on red hot thick cut logs makes some killer flank steaks! =D
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    Nov 12, 2013 9:07 AM GMT
    _JRQ saidGrilling directly on red hot thick cut logs makes some killer flank steaks! =D


    sign me up. i'll bring the starch and the greens, you bring the meat and the desert. beer selection would be newcastle or hoegarrden.