No, I'm not trying to quit, I'm trying to start! I have my wedding coming up and I'm trying to decide b/t charcoal and gas. (it's on the gift registry as charcoal right now) Here's the kicker, I need to have the capacity to grill on the thing too. I know we have some smoking pros on here, so all advice is welcome. Can someone educate me on the pros/cons of both and the relative downfalls of both? I lean towards charcoal because of the flavor and actually having to tend to it and having the ability to use wood in the same grill/smoker, but I'm worried about afterwards. How long do I have to wait around for the coals to cool before I can empty the grill? I don't want any safety hazards, so if there's not a way to extinguish the coals quickly, I may have to go with gas...HELP!!!