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Bbq and smoking using propane or electric

Lee.mcglynnLee.mcglynn HahahahaaaaaPosts: 6,030 ✭✭✭✭
why?! Why?! why?! What's wrong with charcoal and wood?! Good flavor and for me easier to use plus it's more versital! So why get a propane or electric unit??
Money can't buy taste

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  • genareddoggenareddog South eastern indianaPosts: 2,923 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I have an electric traeger smoker and love it. Burns wood chips an is very easy. Guess maybe I am just getting lazy but wouldn't have it any other way.
  • AlbinfkAlbinfk Pittstown,NYPosts: 1,944 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Love the taste of charcoal cooked food but propane is quicker on a busy schedule . I use both as time dictates it.
  • rsherman24rsherman24 Scranton, PAPosts: 4,254 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Love charcoal, but trying to keep a consistent temp for 6 hours while smoking ribs is too much work.  
  • NolagizmoNolagizmo Nola, LA.Posts: 1,917 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Wood and charcoal all day. I wouldn't do it any other way.image
    Off set easy smoker.

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  • Lee.mcglynnLee.mcglynn HahahahaaaaaPosts: 6,030 ✭✭✭✭
    Ok yes propane and all heats faster and is easier to maintain but if your going to low and slow stuff it's not about time. I guess I'm a old a hole that is stuck in my ways but charcoals and wood make some great food! 
    Money can't buy taste
  • jgibvjgibv John G.Posts: 9,269 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 2016
    lmfa0 lee.  your hatin' has spread to bbq now too??!? 

    lol. dam son. 

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  • Lee.mcglynnLee.mcglynn HahahahaaaaaPosts: 6,030 ✭✭✭✭
    jgibv said:
    lmfa0 lee.  your hatin' has spread to bbq now too??!? 

    lol. dam son. 
    Lol I guess I should post more about things I like...like you guys and this forum! But I was thinking about upgrading my smoker and was talking with someone who was pushing propane and electric vs charcoal. So it made me mad and also wonder. Plus I can be a rather picky person at times and I know what my likes are so I go from that standpoint 
    Money can't buy taste
  • YaksterYakster I'm on a Buying Freeze / I sent the Coffee Filters!Posts: 12,362 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 2016
    I hear tell that they're working on a wind powered smoker that'll qualify for tax credits for energy and clean air.   :D
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  • Lee.mcglynnLee.mcglynn HahahahaaaaaPosts: 6,030 ✭✭✭✭
    Yeah it will kill thousands of birds and peta will be ****
    Money can't buy taste
  • 0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 9,465 ✭✭✭✭✭
    What's wrong wirh a Hibachi [spelling?] and charcoal?
    Man, that brings back some memories.
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  • WylaffWylaff Reno, NVPosts: 4,788 ✭✭✭✭✭
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  • jgibvjgibv John G.Posts: 9,269 ✭✭✭✭✭
    jgibv said:
    lmfa0 lee.  your hatin' has spread to bbq now too??!? 

    lol. dam son. 
    Lol I guess I should post more about things I like...like you guys and this forum! But I was thinking about upgrading my smoker and was talking with someone who was pushing propane and electric vs charcoal. So it made me mad and also wonder. Plus I can be a rather picky person at times and I know what my likes are so I go from that standpoint 
    bahaha just bustin' your chops lee.  i'm with ya though, propane / electric smokers just don't seem as much fun since you don't need to watch them all day. 
    heck that's half the reason i bbq! it's good excuse to sit outside for 12 hours straight with cigars & beers.

    as long as the meat tastes good, it doesn't really matter to me what it's cooked on.

    but i'm a charcoal & wood purist. 
    none of that electric or propane bullsh!t allowed at my house. 

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  • avengethisavengethis Sorry, I ate all your bacon!Posts: 5,479 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I have a Kamado Joe currently (big green egg) and I run with lump charcoal and wood chunks.  The flavor just cant be beat.  I feel the smoke flavor just doesn't come through on the electric/propane/pellet burners as much as the real thing. 

    My current project that I am slowly working on is a full on stick burner for competition cooking.  This will be starting with charcoal but will be fueled by 100% wood by the time its cooking.  95% oak with a little cherry or pecan for some items.
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  • matkn293matkn293 O'Fallon, MOPosts: 3,604 ✭✭✭✭✭
    100% stick all the way. Mostly cherry with a little apple and either pecan or oak. image

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  • Edna20Edna20 DCPosts: 1,323 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Eeeks, the choices. You guys are not making it easy for me to decide what kind of smoker to get my husband for Father's Day! I don't like the idea of propane (though we have discussed getting a gas grill just for the times when we don't have time to deal with charcoal). The pellet smokers seem nice because you don't have to worry about temp, but now I worry about flavor and they are also a bit more expensive. 
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  • Usaf06Usaf06 FloridaPosts: 8,417 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I've been looking at getting an electric smoker myslef. 
    "I drink a great deal. I sleep a little, and I smoke cigar after cigar. That is why I am in two-hundred-percent form."
    -- Winston Churchill
  • Edna20Edna20 DCPosts: 1,323 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • avengethisavengethis Sorry, I ate all your bacon!Posts: 5,479 ✭✭✭✭✭
    A UDS (ugly drum smoker) is a really good choice. Learning curve is short and it produces great results. 

    Nick what are you wanting to do? I really enjoy me Kamado Joe because I can grill, roast , smoke sear and so much more. 
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