Such grills are also good for long-term meat smoking at low temperatures.
Last but not least, the durability of charcoal grills and their low price. Charcoal grills are a cheaper option and will serve you longer.
❗ At the same time: charcoal grills require constant cleaning, as ash remains after charcoal.
The grill must be completely ash-free before each ignition.
GAS GRILL BENEFITS
Convenience, time-saving, and once again - convenience. There is no secret that gas grills are very convenient due to the fact that you can start cooking quickly.
All that you need to do is just turn on the grill and wait a few minutes. There is nothing for you to control: starting with the moment when you turn it on and finishing with the required temperature being reached.
Moreover, the grill does not need to be cleaned, as the gas leaves no ash.
During burning, the grill hardly emits smoke, which does not affect the taste of cooked food.
The taste of food cooked on a gas grill is fundamentally different from the taste of food cooked on a charcoal grill.
BUT! Usually, gas grills cannot heat up to such high temperatures as charcoal ones. (Unless we are talking about a VERY expensive gas grill)
When burned, charcoal gives off smoke that affects the taste of food. The meat acquires a smoky taste, which is the main reason for choosing a charcoal grill. It can also be used as a smoker. If you are going to cook large pieces of meat at a low temperature, then you definitely need a charcoal grill, as the smoked meat will acquire a rich taste and aroma.
Keep in mind that the choice of charcoal is of great importance. It is better to give preference to lump charcoal made from real pieces of wood.
The temperature that the grill can “give out” depends on the quality of the charcoal used.
Fortunately, most of the food is cooked at lower temperatures. However, a charcoal grill reaches high temperatures quickly and is good at keeping low temperatures at which meat can be smoked for a long time.
We should admit that controlling the temperature in a charcoal grill is not an easy task, especially for beginners. You need to learn how to properly adjust the ventilation holes.
Remember, the more air enters the grill, the higher the temperature inside.
In the next post, we are going to tell you how to regulate the temperature properly.