Summertime is swiftly approaching, and Memorial Day is right around the corner. That means it’s barbecue season! Barbecuing is a tradition in many families. Everything is similar when it comes to barbecuing until you mention charcoal or gas. For years, those two forms of fuel have been debated regarding which works the best.
Charcoal is the original fuel of the cookout, used before gas came along. Charcoal grilling is simple because the only thing you have to do is pour the coals into the grill, squirt some lighter fluid over the coals, light it and wait for the fire to get to the hotness you want. The only temperature control is pouring a little water on the flames. Some people use hickory chips soaked in water to add some flavor to the meat being grilled. The charcoal clean up, however, is a little messy. You must wait until the coals are all burned out. Then you must scoop the coals out of the grill into the trash.
Gas grilling is a little easier because everything is set up like an outside stove. No coals needed; just turn the propane on, and turn on the portions of the grill that you want to use (they work just like the eyes on a stove). There is temperature control on the gas grill; just turn the knob. The flame will come out from the bottom and can be adjusted depending on the temperature.
Buying charcoal is cheaper than buying a propane tank. However, buying a propane tank could be a better investment. There would be more uses out of propane than buying a bunch of bags of charcoal.
Which form of grilling is better? It tends to be a matter of personal preference! Try both and see which you prefer.
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