I gave up on charcoal and gas a long time ago...Charcoal was a hassle and gas does nothing to add flavor and in fact it dries out whatever you cook. Plus, try cooking bacon on a charcoal or gas grill. It just is not going to happen. I switched over to a wood pellet/ smoker. The pellets come in different flavors, mesquite, hickory, maple, etc..It cooks using convection heating just like an oven. There is no direct flame to scorch whatever you are cooking. I even cook pizza's and many other things on mine. The one I use for camping is a smaller version of the one I use at home. Just turn the knob to the smoke position and in 4 to 5 minutes the firepot will ignite then set to the desired temp and walk away...These things are great! The flavor they add to your cook is fantastic!. Warning: Do not eat from one, it will cost you some money..