Everybody who truly loves to cook outdoors and to eat barbecue struggles from time to time with the question of deciding if gas is better than cooking with charcoal and wood. In case you do not know, charcoal and wood are best. However, there is a lot to be said for an infrared gas grill that will grill at temperatures above 1000 degrees within a minute of igniting the grill burners. Moisture stays locked inside food grilled at such high temperatures and both the texture and the flavor of food grilled over one-thousand degrees is amazing. However, slow and low barbecue is also awesome. A slow smoke in a kamado egg-shaped barbeque is so heavy the heat and smoke is locked inside the cooking area. As the low heat causes the food to sweat or drip moisture the flavor in the air is absorbed in the food for all kinds of mixtures using various smoking wood and charcoals.
This customer was not willing to decide if barbecuing with wood and charcoal is better than grilling with a high heat infrared gas grill -- he installed both! In between is a drop in side burner also. We built this custom outdoor kitchen with a Primo Oval kamado which is one of the best kamado designs available in the world. The oval design is specially formulated to allow heat and cooling, expanding and contracting without breaking -- and the company backs a life time warranty to prove it.