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Gas grills and a possibly silly question

somervilleoldtimer | May 20, 2011 05:23 AM

I live on the second floor, without a deck, so if I'm going to grill, I have to run up and down the steps to the street level to start the grill, take food down the stairs on trays, stand in the rain sometimes, etc. It's not a very effective set-up and I have only successfully grilled on my weber charcoal grill a couple of times. For me, it's a lot of work with only reasonably successful results, i.e. the food is good but not that much better than what I can make in my kitchen, although it is nice not to heat up the kitchen.

If I get a gas grill, will it change my life for the better? And here's the silly question; if you want a smoky flavor with a gas grill, can't you just put twigs or sticks onto the gas flame and set them on fire for the smoky flavor? Even when I've grilled with charcoal, I've picked fresh sage and other herbs and put them on the coals for the flavor. Can't I do the same with a gas grill?

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