Gas Or Charcoal, What Do You Prefer?

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Barbecues-do you like gas or charcoal?

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Royal Knight the 4th
Feb 13, 2013
Personally I prefer butane/propane fired LPG barbecues, because they light at the touch of a button, heat up fast in 10 minutes, and you're ready to cook and they're clean, easy to use and controllable. Big posh luxury ones (if you can afford them) even have powerful infra red rotisserie burners and battery spit for chicken and meat roasting plus side rings so on a very hot lazy summer day you could even do the sunday dinner outdoors if you wanted to.

The Campingaz RBS bbq's are even better and absolutely ingenious;they take away the flare-ups and excessive smoke and even sear your steaks and chops in no time as they have side-mounted ceramic infra red radiant burners that get hot even quicker than conventional flame bar burners/flavourizer bar burners and because they're that hot cook food even faster without charring and burning, food cooks and tastes good as it should be and doesn't lose anything at all.

With charcoal it's messy, with a long winded wait of 20-30 minutes for the charcoal to ignite and burn to get the right cooking heat with greyish reddish glow and you need to feeding and tending the coals to keep them going especially if you are cooking for large numbers of people, and the coals rapidly cool if not cooked on or tended between putting food on as well.

Over to you, what fuel do you prefer for bbq's gas or charcoal?
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S-T Fireworks Guardian
Dec 16, 2013
charcoal all the way, yes it may be a bit slower, but it tastes so much better. And actually, where you say about tending to the coals, you do not need to do anything really. Light 'em up, pop back every now and again to check when it's ready to cook on, then slap on the sausages and pork chops. 10-15mins later, enjoy the lovely, smokey flavours of your charcoal cooked meat :D