Originally Posted by snakyjake
I currently have the WSM, therefore don't need a UDS.
Have never been sure if charcoal has a different flavor than gas. I hear some people say there's no flavor difference, others say there is. Also, I'm talking about non-lighter fluid charcoal. I've been assuming charcoal, gas, electric is simply the heat source (no flavor); for flavor add wood. Not sure why there would be a flavor difference if both are using wood chips/chunks. But I haven't done a taste test between charcoal vs. gas, and hoping someone else who has can chime in. If there is a definite flavor difference, my choice can be narrowed down significantly.
I swear by charcoal now and only use my gasser to re-season my cast iron stuff.
You see lump charcoal is essentially wood, so yo uwill still get some smoke flavour.
It also depends upon the type/brand of charcoal you are using, as it could add different flavours.
When I first got my keg, my wife complain of 'smoky taste' at first.
To prove it, I purchased a package of pork tenderloin (2 in the pack) and cooked one on the Keg with just Weekend Warrior lump and the other on the gasser without her knowing.
She prefered the one done on the Keg and asked if I oven roasted the other one
Now she is pro-charcoal ... except for me smelling all smokey all of the time