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Hawkgirl
05-21-2012, 05:31 PM
..this weekend.

I've been a loyal charcoal type of gal until my HOA :livid: decided to change restrictions and ban charcoal grills.

I went to Lowe's and a nice gentleman taught me how to use it. I will use it one day this week to test it out. I invited a bunch of people to my house for Memorial Day so I will do some lots of grilling for the holiday.
I've had food on a gas grill, and it doesn't taste the same as charcoal grill...but it will have to do.:apologetic:

What do y'all prefer to use?

Rockntractor
05-21-2012, 05:37 PM
..this weekend.

I've been a loyal charcoal type of gal until my HOA :livid: decided to change restrictions and ban charcoal grills.

I went to Lowe's and a nice gentleman taught me how to use it. I will use it one day this week to test it out. I invited a bunch of people to my house for Memorial Day so I will do some lots of grilling for the holiday.
I've had food on a gas grill, and it doesn't taste the same as charcoal grill...but it will have to do.:apologetic:

What do y'all prefer to use?
I use solid hickory but I live in an oak and hickory woods.

Hawkgirl
05-21-2012, 05:40 PM
I use solid hickory but I live in an oak and hickory woods.

and you live on how many acres of land?

SarasotaRepub
05-21-2012, 05:49 PM
Propane rocks! Wood has bugs. :friendly_wink:

Rockntractor
05-21-2012, 05:52 PM
and you live on how many acres of land?

12,5 acres we also have 10 acres down south and it has lots of shag bark hickory.

Rockntractor
05-21-2012, 05:52 PM
Propane rocks! Wood has bugs. :friendly_wink:

Bugs add spice!

RobJohnson
05-21-2012, 07:49 PM
Bugs add spice!

http://dingo.care2.com/pictures/c2c/galleries/albums/42/154641370/FUNNY_STUFF/PIG%20LAUGH.gif

I think "wood only" would be difficult for a single parent looking to grill a quick meal. In fact..it sounds like too much work for me also!

I like propane and if I have time I add a little wood for smoke.

Did you get an infrared grill? Everyone claims they are great.

Retread
05-21-2012, 07:55 PM
Natural Gas grill with a smoker tray.

Articulate_Ape
05-21-2012, 07:55 PM
I love my Weber gar grill. One of the clever folks here recommended it, so I know it wasn't Rock. At any rate, it's the best grill I have ever owned.

Rockntractor
05-21-2012, 08:01 PM
I love my Weber gar grill. One of the clever folks here recommended it, so I know it wasn't Rock. At any rate, it's the best grill I have ever owned.
I bet you could barbeque some tasty monkey in one!http://www.picgifs.com/smileys/smileys-and-emoticons/barbecue/smileys-barbecue-934067.gif (http://www.picgifs.com/smileys/)

Articulate_Ape
05-21-2012, 08:06 PM
I bet you could barbeque some tasty monkey in one!http://www.picgifs.com/smileys/smileys-and-emoticons/barbecue/smileys-barbecue-934067.gif (http://www.picgifs.com/smileys/)

Pork is far more delicious.

Rockntractor
05-21-2012, 08:17 PM
Pork is far more delicious.

Probably true, but it just doesn't seem right eating the more intelligent animals.http://www.picgifs.com/smileys/smileys-and-emoticons/barbecue/smileys-barbecue-119722.gif (http://www.picgifs.com/smileys/)

Articulate_Ape
05-21-2012, 08:22 PM
Probably true, but it just doesn't seem right eating the more intelligent animals.http://www.picgifs.com/smileys/smileys-and-emoticons/barbecue/smileys-barbecue-119722.gif (http://www.picgifs.com/smileys/)

My point exactly.

Hawkgirl
05-21-2012, 10:16 PM
I love my Weber gar grill. One of the clever folks here recommended it, so I know it wasn't Rock. At any rate, it's the best grill I have ever owned.

Webers are mad expensive. I spent just below $300 for mine and it's the same size as a Weber that I liked, but the Weber was $700. If I decide I love it (as I'm sure it will be much easier), when it croaks, I may spring for the Weber.

Janice
05-21-2012, 10:29 PM
I have used wood, charcoal and gas, as Ive lived all over the place (north, south, east, west and central US).

Charcoal or wood is great. Esp wood if you live in an area that the excellent woods are readily available.

But in other certain areas where these conditions are not met, gas is teh bomb (excellent too).

In a way ... it seems to be a matter of adapting to the surrounding environs imho. :cool:

newshutr
05-22-2012, 07:54 AM
Propane rocks! Wood has bugs. :friendly_wink:


You're no Sith Lord......







You're Hank Hill!!!!!!!!

SaintLouieWoman
05-22-2012, 02:28 PM
Webers are mad expensive. I spent just below $300 for mine and it's the same size as a Weber that I liked, but the Weber was $700. If I decide I love it (as I'm sure it will be much easier), when it croaks, I may spring for the Weber.
We had a Char-Broil that I had bought about 7 years ago. SR replaced some of the parts, but too much of it needed to be replaced again.

This time we got a Char-Broil at Lowe's. We got it a month ago. It has that infrared feature. SR says it cooks faster. I think the meats are much juicier and less dry. The grilled chicken is excellent now.

I'm not sure if I'd want to spend all the money on a Weber. I used to have one and the inner parts wore out every bit as quickly as the Char-Broils. In fact had a lot more trouble with the gas Weber. Maybe I just had a lemon but I wouldn't get another of their propane gas grills.

Hawkgirl
05-22-2012, 04:54 PM
I got this Master Forge grill. I have a small, covered back patio, so I needed one that had sides that collapse. I don't really care for a side burner. My choices were limited.

http://www.lowes.com/pd_94227-32447-GD4825_0__?productId=3511537&Ntt=master+forge+grill&pl=1&currentURL=%2Fpl__0__s%3FNtt%3Dmaster%2Bforge%2Bgr ill&facetInfo=

I have no idea if this is a good name brand or not. I know Weber has a good rep, but as I said, I didn't want to spend that much for my first gas grill.

Lager
05-22-2012, 06:37 PM
I just purchased a new gas grill that has porcelain enameled iron grates. Curious if anyone knows if I could still use a regular grill brush? I don't want to scratch up the finish if my metal bristles are too harsh for it.

fettpett
05-22-2012, 09:37 PM
I have gas, love it, never liked having to deal with the length of time it takes for the charcoal to get hot and be ready to cook on. spent 100ish on mine a couple years ago and have only used coal when at the park or something

RobJohnson
05-22-2012, 09:39 PM
We had a Char-Broil that I had bought about 7 years ago. SR replaced some of the parts, but too much of it needed to be replaced again.

This time we got a Char-Broil at Lowe's. We got it a month ago. It has that infrared feature. SR says it cooks faster. I think the meats are much juicier and less dry. The grilled chicken is excellent now.

I'm not sure if I'd want to spend all the money on a Weber. I used to have one and the inner parts wore out every bit as quickly as the Char-Broils. In fact had a lot more trouble with the gas Weber. Maybe I just had a lemon but I wouldn't get another of their propane gas grills.

Good feedback on the infrared....I hear they cook very well.