Sunny afternoons with warm breezes blowing, whispers of mesquite and pecan smoke filling the air. Kids playing, folks pitching horseshoes, music soaring while people gather, making new friends. And overflowing plates of juicy brisket, glazed pork ribs and crispy chicken.
It’s the great BBQ debate: What’s better? Charcoal or Propane grills? Everyone has their own belief and story to go with their position. Here’s some quick tips to help you find the right grill for you.
If price is a factor, charcoal will be your best bet. These grills are cheaper than propane grills and require less handling and caring in the long run.
If grill time is a factor, the propane grill allows easier control of the temperature of the grill and it doesn’t take as long for it to heat up to get cooking. On a charcoal grill, you’ll need to stack the briquettes and wait for them to turn ashy gray.
If taste is a factor (and it should be!), some think there is a clear distinction between the two types of grills. I personally don’t notice a different whether you let them smoke from a charcoal or a propane grill because the fat that drips off from the meat onto the heat source is what creates that smokey flavor.
Whatever grill you chose... have fun with family and friends and enjoy your favorite BBQ!