1968 to 1981 we had a inground permanent gas grill on the pool deck in the weather. Was like new all those years. In 1981 I got married and our gas grill had lava rocks and lasted 15 years till we moved. You never saw what burners were under the lava rocks and it never failed. Today it is cheap exposed metal that lasts 3 years and the grease is dripping on bare metal. Gross.
Anyone still making lava rock has grills?
“Everyone behaves badly--given the chance.”
― Ernest Hemingway
For they always bring me tears
I can't forgive the way they rob me
Of my childhood souvenirs"... John Prine
Ever notice the flare guards cause flare ups?
"That which is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow. That is the whole of the law. The rest is commentary."
Rabbi Hillel (c20 BCE)
I AM NOT A RACIST
You our green egg lovers don’t give me crap about cooking on gas.
...flare ups. The charcoal itself doesn't add flavor.
Which makes me wonder why a gas grill cannot manufacturer something similar. The lava rocks bring it closer, but the magic is charcoal has even heat when spread out. All the heat from gas is localized and lost quickly as a flame. Also gas grills have regulations for safety meaning the BTUs and ventilation has to meet standards. I sometimes use foil to cover the ventilation on my current grill.
speaking of that, anyone near Gainesville needs some propane tanks cheap? Or a gas grill? I think I have three tanks that are full.
Former Mini Mart Magnate
I am just here for my amusement.
I do beer can chicken on my gas grill. I don't think I could do it on charcoal, that's a lot of vigilant watching.
When we move I am dumping the gas grill as it is on it's last leg and probably will go back to a Weber charcoal grill to start.
At the new place I might try a DIY gas grill permanent mounted in brick.