Choosing a grill or a smoker is an age-old question for those who love a good barbecue. Since that means most Americans, you can imagine that there have been some pretty lengthy discussions on which one might be the best choice. Of course, at the end of the day your decision will be based on personal preference, but it’s a good idea to learn as much as possible about these appliances before purchasing them.
One of the first things you have to know is that grills have more to do with generating large amounts of heat to cook your food, while smokers are more about flavor. Of course, both appliances will do both to some extent, but you’ll generally want to purchase the one that does more of the action you want.
That being said, most grills mostly use natural gas as fuel, and they generate a lot of heat right away. Most can cook something delicious in lesser time, and if you choose a charcoal grill (which, granted, heats up a lot slower than a gas grill) you can get some of the flavor benefits of a smoker, as these grills use ready made hardwood charcoal as fuel.
Smokers are better if you really want to achieve that perfect flavor. These devices build up heat and energy over time, using much lower temperatures than a grill would use. For best results, you should consider getting one of the high end grills/smokers Lynx Denver retailers have available in their stores, as they are seen as the best when it comes to delivering the right kind of flavor.