Just got a small egg for my birthday last week. Already have a large and absolutely love it. I asked for the small mainly for different temperature cooks. However I realized one of the benefits quickly. I can now sear the steaks on the small and already have the the large at 450. Now I don't have to sweat trying to get the temperature to drop from 800+ to 450 in 20 minutes. I do have two quick questions. Is there any difference in cooking on the small? It looks like the grill is a lot closer to the lump, or I may have just added more lump than necessary. Also, mine came with the old hinge style, arms on the side which restricts the opening size. I ran into The Naked Whiz yesterday at the grocery store and he told me about the new-new hinge assembly. Nobody at Ace Hardware mentioned this to my wife. Anyone had any luck getting a new one swapped out at no charge?
Thanks to everyone at this wonderful forum for all your help!!