Gas or Charcoal – What Is Your Choice For Grilling?
On Tuesday I had the privilege to broadcast from the parking lot of the County Market at 24th & Spring for the appearance of Johnsonville's Big Taste Grill.
This thing is awesome! Its 25' tall, 65' long, gas fired, and can cook 750 brats at a time, or 2500 brats an hour.
It got me thinking - for many years I used charcoal. It was nice, but not that convenient. About 5-years ago I installed a natural gas line to my deck and now grill only with gas (but I still use charcoal at my in-laws). I am enjoying the convenience of gas - I can grill in the rain and not worry about my coals getting wet. In the winter I can shovel a path to the grill, light it up, and throw on some steaks or ribs. But sometimes I do miss the flavor that comes from using charcoal.
When grilling this summer, do you prefer gas or charcoal? What do you like / dislike about either one? BTW: I am in the market for a new gas grill. Any recommendations? Remember - it must work with natural gas.