The two main options here are propane and charcoal. Propane grills are fast to get started, burn cleaner, and simplify the entire cooking process. However, they require a propane bottle that makes them harder to transport. And if your gas bottle goes empty when you’re far from town, you’ve got big problems. Charcoal grills produce a great char, but they make quite a mess and can take a long time to get going. In the end, if you don’t mind hauling a gas bottle and want to avoid the mess, pick propane. If you have the time, like the char, and don’t mind a little extra cleanup, however, a charcoal grill is equally adequate.