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Old Jan 14th 2006, 7:41 pm
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So here in Florida I can have a BBQ every weekend... which is nice.

The question is, do you prefer a plain gas BBQ or the old fashioned charcoal type?

The reason I ask is everyone here seems to have a plain gas BBQ, but the food tastes a bit plain; whereas, at home in the UK I used a charcoal BBQ and the food tasted better.

Any tips for better tasting food on a gas BBQ?
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Old Jan 14th 2006, 7:44 pm
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BTW: Sorry to those of you up North - I can understand if you don't want to participate in that weather.
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Originally Posted by anotherlimey
So here in Florida I can have a BBQ every weekend... which is nice.

The question is, do you prefer a plain gas BBQ or the old fashioned charcoal type?

The reason I ask is everyone here seems to have a plain gas BBQ, but the food tastes a bit plain; whereas, at home in the UK I used a charcoal BBQ and the food tasted better.

Any tips for better tasting food on a gas BBQ?

So gas or charcoal?
Charcoal is the way to go for taste, we have a gas one just for the convenience, try marinading the food overnight.
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Old Jan 14th 2006, 7:45 pm
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Originally Posted by anotherlimey
BTW: Sorry to those of you up North - I can understand if you don't want to participate in that weather.
north but still loving charcoal
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Old Jan 14th 2006, 7:57 pm
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We have a gas one for ribs, chicken and big pieces of steak. We use the charcoal one for burgers.

We are up North and last year hubby cooked ribs on the BBQ on New Year's Eve.

Marinating is the only way to improve food cooked on a gas BBQ.
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What about propane for fueling one's grill?


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Originally Posted by anotherlimey
So here in Florida I can have a BBQ every weekend... which is nice.

The question is, do you prefer a plain gas BBQ or the old fashioned charcoal type?

The reason I ask is everyone here seems to have a plain gas BBQ, but the food tastes a bit plain; whereas, at home in the UK I used a charcoal BBQ and the food tasted better.

Any tips for better tasting food on a gas BBQ?
I use one of those little cast iron containers from Lowes, and put some wet hickory or whatever in it. Adds a great smokey taste
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Originally Posted by anotherlimey
So here in Florida I can have a BBQ every weekend... which is nice.

The question is, do you prefer a plain gas BBQ or the old fashioned charcoal type?

The reason I ask is everyone here seems to have a plain gas BBQ, but the food tastes a bit plain; whereas, at home in the UK I used a charcoal BBQ and the food tasted better.

Any tips for better tasting food on a gas BBQ?
Seasonings & marinate it, cook slowly.
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What about propane for fueling one's grill?
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Umm!! that is a gas..
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Can't see the point of BBQ-ing at all unless you're going to use charcoal.
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Originally Posted by Sarah
Can't see the point of BBQ-ing at all unless you're going to use charcoal.
I'd love to live in a part of the US, where we have hot weather, no Mossies and lack of humidity and I can sit around sipping a cold one waiting for the embers to turn grey, but alas.... so it's gas for us, slap the mossie repellant on, run out the door, light it, run back in, more repellant, run back out, throw the meat on the barbie and watch it burn from the safety of the family room........ I love barbecues
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Originally Posted by gruffbrown
I'd love to live in a part of the US, where we have hot weather, no Mossies and lack of humidity and I can sit around sipping a cold one waiting for the embers to turn grey, but alas.... so it's gas for us, slap the mossie repellant on, run out the door, light it, run back in, more repellant, run back out, throw the meat on the barbie and watch it burn from the safety of the family room........ I love barbecues
Sounds exactly like my husband when he BBQs.
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Originally Posted by Sarah
Can't see the point of BBQ-ing at all unless you're going to use charcoal.
Or would prefer not to heat your house up in the height of summer. Seems more economical to not have to run the a/c and cook outdoors
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Originally Posted by anotherlimey
BTW: Sorry to those of you up North - I can understand if you don't want to participate in that weather.
We always BBQ with our gas BBQ, regardless of weather. We did the same in the UK.....I know the neighbours thought we were daft.
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Originally Posted by Ray
Umm!! that is a gas..
When one talks about a gas barbecue/grill, that is assumed to be natural gas. Propane is somewhat different and I've never heard anyone who referred to a propane fueld barbecue/grill as a gas fueled...

Just trying to distinguish between the two.


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