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#3221505 - 04/14/13 07:01 AM old school grilling cave man style
fishboy1
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A buddy talked me into using the natural lump charcoal instead of pressed and it really does make your food taste better. No weird chemical flavor.

last week I ran out and didn't have time to make any more So I went cave man and piled up some oak twigs/sticks and made a little camp fire in the grill. Tossed in a couple sticks of well seasoned oak firewood once it got going and then put the lid on to calm things down to a cooking temp.

Wow.. came out really good. A cross between char grilled and smoked.

Give it a try sometime if you run out of charcoal.
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#3221530 - 04/14/13 07:44 AM Re: old school grilling cave man style [Re: fishboy1]
brmaster
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been there, done that, I have also just put on some smoking chunks and that worked real well
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#3221876 - 04/14/13 05:13 PM Re: old school grilling cave man style [Re: brmaster]
TAFKAP
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Yep....good stuff. I never use briquettes anymore.
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#3228447 - 04/22/13 08:57 AM Re: old school grilling cave man style [Re: TAFKAP]
treefarmer
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I too discovered by accident that oak or hickory is great to use. We added some wood when were out hunting because we were short charcoal and I thought the meat was marinated but it was the wood flavor. We now use some oak,hickory,apple or cherry with charcoal every time.
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#3229337 - 04/23/13 10:45 AM Re: old school grilling cave man style [Re: treefarmer]
Crosshairy
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I wonder how crepe myrtle would work, because that's the only wood I have left...LOL
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#3230489 - 04/24/13 02:47 PM Re: old school grilling cave man style [Re: Crosshairy]
BigAl
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I've got plenty of Sweet Gum. Sweet? Can't be bad, can it?
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#3233096 - 04/27/13 12:06 PM Re: old school grilling cave man style [Re: BigAl]
RiverRat213
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Pecan works well
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#3233515 - 04/27/13 10:27 PM Re: old school grilling cave man style [Re: RiverRat213]
redblood
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i have a ton of oak and hickory hardwood flooring. i wonder if i could cut it into 2 or 3 inch pieces and use it. it is solid 3/4" wood not a veneer or laminate. it has been stained, so i dont know if that would effect the taste
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#3233579 - 04/28/13 12:18 AM Re: old school grilling cave man style [Re: redblood]
BamaProud
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I wouldn't use it if its stained.
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#3233868 - 04/28/13 03:22 PM Re: old school grilling cave man style [Re: BamaProud]
redblood
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 Originally Posted By: BamaProud
I wouldn't use it if its stained.



kinda what i was thinking
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