Jetstream RV Resort at NASA

Texas BBQ Ribs – Gas or Charcoal Grill?

Low ‘n’ slow is the advice of the Whisker Brothers. With plenty of beer.

Now it’s up to you, O Hungry Carnivore, to determine which is better for creating the ultimate Texas style BBQ baby back ribs… gas or charcoal grills. Game on!

Luckily for devotees of each camp, we have BOTH gas and charcoal grills in our outdoor kitchen at Jetstream RV Resort at NASA.

Gas or Charcoal Grill | Gas and Charcoal Grills at Jetstream RV

Ideally, the competition would shake out something like this…
  • You and your RV friend or neighbor use the identical recipe which guarantees success on both gas and charcoal grills.
  • You each get 3 pounds of baby back pork ribs and all the other ingredients mentioned in the recipe to make the dry rub.
  • Sit down in the beer garden, have a couple of cold ones and decide who gets which grill.
  • Go to your respective stations, assemble the ribs as per directions, close the lid and go to the pool.
  • Alternate between the pool and the beer garden for at least an hour. Do not open the lid of your grill.
  • When the aroma of BBQ is almost too intoxicating to bear, throw open the lid of your grill, brush ribs with barbecue sauce and grill an additional 5 minutes. Serve ribs as whole rack, or cut between each rib bone and pile individually on a platter.

Go get the rest of the folks in your RVs. Each 3 pound rack will serve about 6 people, more if you’ve made potato salad and coleslaw. Get more beer.

Everybody, try some of everything. Finally, take a poll of all the diners. Which grill was better – gas or charcoal? Now you know which kind of grill to buy when you get back home.

Take the BBQ challenge and enjoy the pool, the pool tables, the beer garden, the picnic tables, the fire pits and everything else that makes your RV summer adventure just plain great here at Jetstream RV Resort at NASA. Book Now!