It’s that time of year when people everywhere are pulling out their charcoal grills and enjoying a weekend barbecue.The great debate rages on: charcoal or gas? Charcoal grills offer some significant advantages over gas or electric. They burn hotter, and you can add wood to your charcoal grill for a more flavorful taste. You can easily smoke food in a charcoal grill. Most grilling enthusiasts agree that charcoal grills provide a superior, smoky flavor over gas or electric grills. Also charcoal grills are typically much less expensive to purchase. On the downside, charcoal is messier than gas or electric. More significantly, charcoal has a significant environmental and social impact.