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Default Charcoal, wood or gas grill? My wife and I could not decide...

So last night, she went to Sears and solved the problem. She likes charcoal/wood, and I like gas, its the best of both worlds! I love having a truck, it enables my wife to go places and buy me large, expensive, and relatively kickass items, all by herself .




Starting on assembly, Marv is always eager to help (err...uh...play).



After shoo-ing the dog, we have to start putting it together.



With the aid of a friend, of course :


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Charcoal, wood and gas capable:


All in all, great way to spend a saturday afternoon, and now after a 5 mile jog, I'm going to cook and mow down on some Mesquite Grilled Chicken.
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Now that's a very nice purchase, see trucks are usefull. Congrats on getting it all together.
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Why do I all of a sudden have the urge to BBQ a burger.....
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Man thats sweet, I never seen those before, and I'm in the market for a new grill.. Maybe a stop to Sears in coming up soon ;-).. Congrats..
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$299 at sears, not sure if they even sell them at kmart but you could give them a shot too.
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So how did the first meal turn out???
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Here is the old grill in for cleanup:





As you can see it was BADLY wearing. The Burner hats were done. As soon as I touched them they started falling apart. This grill lasted 6 years, through many thousands of burgers and steaks (15 company Barbecue's) and being transported several times, once all the way across country. She served us well. I was cleaning it up to see if I could give it to my neighbor, but seeing this, I think it might be time to throw it out.


On to better news, a close up of the Gas and Charcoal/wood sections:


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as of last night, seems to be pretty durable. First meal was nothing short of amazing, I was too busy eating Mesquite Grilled Chicken to take pix tho, sorry LOL.

Tonight, is steaks, on the gas side. "Taste the meat, not the heat".
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Now that's what I call the perfect grill. I gotta bag one of those as my grill is also in need of replacement. Thanks for posting, you just made grill shopping a whole lot less painful!
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OK, to all who are waiting, the big one is 24 oz top sirloin, the small one is 20 oz of the same:


^Marinated overnight in smooth hickory.


^wife likes hers well, so I started hers first. I am a medium-rare to medium kinda guy.


^mine (24 oz) almost done!


^plated and ready to eat! Complete with sauteed mushrooms/onions, pasta salad and a loaded baked potato!

and OMG it was so frickin good. First steak I have ever cooked that dissolved in my mouth before I could chew it. Oh and the flavor...do yourselves the favor and tenderize/marinate your steaks in the fridge the night before you cook 'em. Takes a bit of planning, but you will not regret it.
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Seeing those steaks made me freaking hungry!!! I personally like wood/charcoal because of the smokier tastes, but hey it's meat. How can you go wrong??
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