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Charcoal vs. Gas – Grill Showdown

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Summer is officially here!  Memorial Day is the official kick off to carefree summer days.  Down here in Texas you all take your BBQ’ing very seriously.  It is fun to ask people for their preferences and tips for grilling that perfect steak.  The passion heats up when you have two people talking about their love for the two different types of grilling!  To help you out if you are new to the BBQ adventure we did a quick run down of the different ways to BBQ. After the jump we pros and cons of charcoal and gas grilling.

Gas Grilling

Pros

  • Convenient
  • You can adjust the heat
  • Refillable tanks
  • Less messy
  • Easy clean up

Cons:

  • More expensive
  • Doesn’t add flavor

Charcoal

Pros:

  • Less expensive
  • More portable
  • Nice smoky flavor
  • Switch it up and use wood in a charcoal grill
  • Thrill of playing with fire

Cons:

  • Lengthy set up process
  • Difficult to manage flames
  • Danger of playing with fire
  • Lose heat over cooking time

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