BBQ planning: are you a charcoal or gas man? (new)
With the summer on the horizon and the weather seemingly improving, many of us will start pulling out the BBQ as often as possible.
It’s an on-going debate which is often hotly (terrible pun) argued. What’s better, gas or charcoal?
Grilling over white-hot charcoal is the more traditional method and if a smoky flavour is your priority then you’re surely a charcoal man.
On the other hand gas barbecues are quick and really easy to cook on, so you’re likely to get more use out of it – perhaps even for smaller one-off meals.
Still undecided? Here are a few questions to ask yourself to help you figure out whether you’re a gas or charcoal person…
Think about how much time you want to spend prepping. To get a good charcoal BBQ on the go takes around 40 minutes. Gas, on the other hand, is virtually instant, turn it on and get grilling. So if you want a quick turnaround and don’t enjoy the faffing around then probably go for a gas option.