Originally Posted by Silock
Gas is way more convenient. Especially at my house, where it's hooked up to the natural gas line, and I don't even have to worry about propane tanks. Winning. No one ever complains about the quality of my steaks and burgers, and always compliments them. The prep is way more important.
I doubt anyone could tell the difference if you gave them a double blind test, unless you used woodchips or something with smoke. For grilling (not smoking) there are things I like using charcoal for and there are things I like using gas for. If I come home from work hungry, I just want to fire up the grill and have it be ready immediately. Cleaning out ash sucks too. When I use charcoal, I want to cook a LOT of meat with it at once, hence a smoker.