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mini-egg questions

edited 10:27AM in EggHead Forum
We camp year around in a pop up and I am considering a mini egg to pack up and take camping. the advantage of the mini is its easy packability inside my pop-up. What and how much can be cooked on the mini. I thought about a small but it is too big to pack in camper. the mini is just the right size to transport, but i am concerned about how much and what can be cooked on it. thanks for your replies.

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  • slicktop,

    I dont know what kind of camper you have but we dont even pack our small in the camper. We strap him into a seat in the car. [p]I recommend you get a small. Much more room to cook.[p]We are going camping this weekend and taking the small and 2 slabs of ribs.[p]Tom

  • Wise OneWise One Posts: 2,645
    slicktop, I can get the following on my mini:
    1. 4 hamburgers (5 if I squeeze)
    2. 1 cooking hen
    3. 20 wings
    4. 6-8 bratwurst
    5. 10-12 hotdogs
    6. 4 nice size pieces of salmon
    7. 1 pork tenderloin (curled into a U-shape)
    8. 1 slab of ribs (rolled and stood on end ala RhumandJerk)
    9. two nice size steaks
    Now if I could just do them all at once.

  • YBYB Posts: 3,861
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    <p />slicktop,
    Wise One gave you a good answer...Here is a picture of my mini at the beach...I have two grids in my mini and can cook 27 chicken wings at one time.
    Larry

  • TomF, we have a coleman bayside that has front storage space where a mini would fit just fine. i have 3 sons so the vehicle is full. from what wiseone posted i believe there is plenty of cooking space available, especially if i do the two grill thingy. thanks for your reply.[p]
  • YB, did you get two grids thru the egg shop or somewhere else. the 2 grids would suit me just fine . thanks.

  • YBYB Posts: 3,861
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    <p />slicktop,
    I had a 1-1/2"x9" stainless seeel ring made...One grid sits on the fire ring and then the stainless steel ring and last the other grid.
    Larry

  • Cap'nCap'n Posts: 72
    YB,
    That is a pretty cool idea - but I would think the solid ring might impede airflow? Probably not enough to worry about. Think it would work on a large?
    Cap'n

  • YBYB Posts: 3,861
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    <p />Cap'n,
    I made one for my small,medium and large eggs using stainless steel carriage bolts...Here is a couple of pictures of my small egg.You use 3" bolts for the small,3 1/2" for the medium and 4" for the large.
    Larry

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  • Cap'nCap'n Posts: 72
    YB,
    Yeah - I have seen the bolts - thanks for dimensions - am going to the marine supply joint this weekend!
    Cheers,
    Cap'n

  • YBYB Posts: 3,861
    slicktop,
    I did get both of the grids for the mini from the egg store.
    Larry

  • Angie2BAngie2B Posts: 543
    YB,
    Hey, when you have those wings on both grids, do you have to switch the grids for more even cooking? Just wondering. : )

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