Well I got my mini about a week ago and let me tell you it is awesome!! I have only done hamburgers and hotdogs, but wow!!! This things heats up in no time at all and hardly about a cup or cup and a half of lump!! Perfect for smaller cooks. Now don't get me wrong it will never replace my large, but for the ease and ablility to travel, and tailgate with ease!!!! Well worth a look at a mini!!!