Memorial Day having passed means that it is officially summertime. This means that you will likely soon be preparing for neighborhood barbeques. However, this could also mean that if you do not have a barbeque, or if your barbeque is old, it is time for you to start researching barbeques for your home. In your research, you will likely (or likely have already) come across the debate over whether gas or charcoal barbeques are the better option. To help you in making an informed decision, here is a quick overview of some of the benefits of charcoal grills.
They Cook Hotter
Unlike gas grills, which generally have a maximum temperature of 500 degrees, charcoal grills are not limited by this temperature range. You can increase the temperature of a charcoal grill much higher depending on how much charcoal you add. This can be extremely beneficial in the cooking of larger cuts of meat, as the meat will cook more evenly throughout at higher temperatures.
Charcoal Grills Allow You to Cook with Wood
One of the biggest downsides of gas grills is that the only fuel source you can use in them is gas. In charcoal grills on the other hand, you can utilize other fuel sources besides charcoal such as wood. The ability to barbeque with wood is a great upside of using a charcoal grill, as cooking with different woods allows you to incorporate extra flavors into your meat that different types of wood infuse into food.
Charcoal Grills Make Smoking Meat Possible
Another great method of barbequing is smoking; however, when one owns a gas grill, smoking is not really an option (or at least, it is not an easy option). Charcoal grills allow you to choose to smoke meats if you would like to with relative ease.
The main benefits that charcoal grills provide over gas grills is that they provide you with a more versatile range of ways in which you can cook meat. However, gas grills can also be a great option if you do not want to deal with the hassle of burning charcoal/wood to barbeque. Contact us for advice as to whether a charcoal or gas grill would be best for your home.