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Old 11-27-2013, 11:18 AM   #41
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I haven't used charcoal starter in years! I use a charcoal chimney (or whatever they are called). You just fill it with charcoal stuff some newspaper underneath and let nature and physics do the rest! Yes it does take about 15-20 minutes to get the coals hot, but i use that time getting to know my favorite drink! Or playing with the kids!
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Old 11-27-2013, 11:33 AM   #42
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I switched back to charcoal years ago and will only cook on wood or charcoal. I cook brisket and ribs mostly and have found a great way to cook and carry in an RV. I dont carry a large grill any longer but use the Campfire Grill. I found I can adjust the height of the grill on the pole and now that we are back home in Fl there arent any CG's that have fire pits so I bought an outside fire pit to hold the charcoal. The best setup I have found yet.
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Old 11-27-2013, 11:45 AM   #43
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This thread made me hungry!

This thread caught my interest!
At home we have both. Gas and charcoal.
After reading all the comments I think I'll pick up a small charcoal grill to carry on board for Jim's steaks. Personally I enjoy the charcoal route. The time it takes to get it "just right" is spent in preparing dinner and a cool drink and the meat tastes so much better! Thanks guys!
Gas is fine if time is limited in my opinion!
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Old 11-27-2013, 11:51 AM   #44
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Gas at home, charcoal when camping. We have a tool box grill that we use. If we don't have time to grill we just throw it in the oven.
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Old 11-27-2013, 01:03 PM   #45
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I use gas at home (Weber) and if I'm smoking something, I see my MES40 smoker with an A-Maze-N pellet pellet tray for smoke. It's a set and forget system that I can get a 14 hour smoke out of before reloading the pellets. I use my weber Q on my tv tailgate when camping. Rarely I'll use the campfire...

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Old 11-27-2013, 05:04 PM   #46
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We always laugh at the campers who have to use "girl scout water" to light their charcoal and/or their campfire. Chimney starters are SO easy and no nasty chemical taste and not having to carry the flammable liquid with you make this a no brainer. As for the campfire, inexpensive homemade fire starters made with an egg carton, dryer lint and wax work like a charm!
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Old 11-27-2013, 05:06 PM   #47
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If I was to go back to charcoal Match light would be the option.
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Old 11-27-2013, 05:24 PM   #48
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You ever worked for Strickland Propane with Hank Hill in Arlen,Texas?
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Old 11-27-2013, 06:08 PM   #49
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If I was to go back to charcoal Match light would be the option.
Why match light, do you have a tough time lighting charcoal?
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Old 11-27-2013, 06:24 PM   #50
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Not with them.. or the other kind,
I just like to take the easy way out sometimes, is the reason I grill with pro-no-pane
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Old 11-27-2013, 07:00 PM   #51
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Not with them.. or the other kind,
I just like to take the easy way out sometimes, is the reason I grill with pro-no-pane
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Old 11-27-2013, 07:11 PM   #52
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That's what is nice with these pellet grills...No messing with dirty charcoal or chimney starters or liquid fire starters. Just turn the switch (a hot rod heats up and starts the fire) set it to desired temp, add the meat of your choice then find a chair and beverage...I love that grill!
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Old 11-27-2013, 08:06 PM   #53
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We switched to lump charcoal and a Big Green Egg (BGE) at home over 4 years ago, have not lit the propane grill since....on the road we use charcoal and a weber, almost bought the "portable" BGE last weekend for the RV before our trip to San Antonio, but it weighs so much and is pretty expensive so we are sticking with the weber and charcoal for now, no propane ever again for us, except maybe for the campfire, saw the other thread discussing it and I am about ready to order one of those camp fire in a can deals.Campfire In A Can - Portable Propane Fire Pit for Backyard & Camping
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Old 12-06-2013, 06:56 AM   #54
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Switched to lump charcoal a few years ago and will NEVER go back to gas or briquettes! A Weber 22" with a Smoke-EZ and you can cook anything! Use a chimney starter - drizzle a little vegetable oil on the newspaper to make sure it gets hot and lights the first time every time. Slope the charcoal for a hot side to warm side and controlling your grill is easy. Lump and wood chunks - I usually use apple -for smoking. If I don't feel like grilling its a cast iron skillet on the stove in the camper. For what it's worth....
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Old 12-06-2013, 07:24 AM   #55
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Charcoal on a cheap $20 grill from Walmart because the park I was staying at in Florida didn't allow fires. Otherwise, I cook over the fire if I'm grilling.
X2 on the fire. I don't even bring a grill.
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Old 12-06-2013, 08:15 AM   #56
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what i use depends on what i,m cooking and how much time i have quick anf fast i use the propane but i do love my kingsford kettle charcoal grill that what i use to cook turkey and chicken loins that way i can throw some wood and do a little smoking with the kettel it is oblong so i can put the heat off to each side and use it as a smoker
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Old 12-06-2013, 08:52 AM   #57
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Charcoal or hardwood at home both in the Kettle and in the smoker. Weber Q at the campsite Grill, Charcoal for the Dutch oven. Working in the Combustion field...I like Fire of all types!
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Old 12-06-2013, 09:19 AM   #58
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X2 on the fire. I don't even bring a grill.
That was always my plan until I ended up somewhere that fires weren't allowed! My dummy self didn't think about it ahead of time and we had planned on grilling as a major component of our eating that trip (which isn't usual for us).
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Old 12-06-2013, 09:36 AM   #59
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I like cooking over an open fire too. I'm very particular about the wood I use and sometimes a little wary of the condition of the fire pits at campgrounds....you never know what's been burned in there....
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I like cooking over an open fire too. I'm very particular about the wood I use and sometimes a little wary of the condition of the fire pits at campgrounds....you never know what's been burned in there....
When I use my grill I am cooking with fire!..................
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